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It's at least a 15' x 15' area... I'm shocked...

It's at least a 15' x 15' area... I'm shocked there's no requirement for drainage on a new home in the back yard or any rule in place to prevent this. I can't plant anything in this area. Honestly I...
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Issue with builder and top soil help please!

So i bought my house new a year ago. I went to plant a row of trees recently. I dug down about 10" and shovel hit concrete. Decided to try a few other spots, same problem in back corner of yard. ...
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Paver Question please help :)

I have 16x16" patio stones that I am going to lay to make a small patio area. I have 3/4" minus gravel that I plan to lay about 4-5" compacted with 10" hand tamp. This small area will line up to a...
03-04-17, 08:06 AM
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My windows look like this... ...

My windows look like this...
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.pinterest.com/amp/pin/443463894534422544/
01-23-17, 12:08 PM
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Posted By L.Young

Window apron addition

My house was built with plain old drywall window casing. I'd like to add an apron to the bottom of the windows, but am not sure of a couple things.
1. Should I install apron over drywall or cut out...
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Posted By L.Young

sand base question

What depth of sand base should I be using for 2" thick 12x12" patio paver stones? I have 4" of gravel compacted...I had originally planned on having a full inch of sand, but a friend of mine has...
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Yeah, the bricks are 12x12 and 2 inches thick, so...

Yeah, the bricks are 12x12 and 2 inches thick, so not a true paver. Will plate compactor still work?
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Posted By L.Young

14' x 10' paver patio

I'm installing a paver patio in my back yard. For a patio of this size do I need a vibrating plate compactor? If I didn't use a vibrating compactor, what is the process for the final leveling when...
08-20-16, 04:28 AM
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Posted By L.Young

I can bend them without any special tools? What...

I can bend them without any special tools? What if I do kink them..how hard is it to fix or replace?...thanks
08-19-16, 01:41 PM
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Posted By L.Young

I need them out of the way so I can install the...

I need them out of the way so I can install the patio
08-18-16, 11:48 PM
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Posted By L.Young

AC wiring/plumbing Issue outside!

I am leveling a section along side the house to install a patio. Our house is pre plumbed for air conditioning which we do not have yet. The connections stick out the back of the house siding and...
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Posted By L.Young

Great tips guys I really appreciate it! The 1"...

Great tips guys I really appreciate it! The 1" shim idea is perfect for what I was trying to figure out in regards to slope. I read somewhere that you can hammer in spikes until they stick out of...
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WRDIY thanks for the reply. I guess I'm confused...

WRDIY thanks for the reply. I guess I'm confused on how to use a level on a 2x4 to check base height. Doesn't the fact that the base is sloped effect the level? Or is it ok to run perpendicular to...
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Posted By L.Young

Patio paver questions

I'll be installing pavers this week. The patio meets up with the house so it needs to be on a slope. I have a couple questions.

1. I know to set my string line level and then drop it down on the...
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If not, what exactly should I do?

If not, what exactly should I do?
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I don't understand. I see retaining walls quite...

I don't understand. I see retaining walls quite a bit that surround a paver patio that use capstone. So it wouldn't work to install wall block around the area and then capstone, then build up the...
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It's almost 3" left to right. I was thinking I'd...

It's almost 3" left to right. I was thinking I'd build a retaining wall with capstone around the rectangle. 6" high in total. Then compact and fill the inside and put the 3" thick pavers inside...
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Here is a link to the area I'd like to put brick...

Here is a link to the area I'd like to put brick patio down. Is this too much of a slope on the right hand side? Will it require a retaining wall? How should I excavate to do this right? I'd like...
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Posted By L.Young

How to slope a brick patio

I'd like to lay a paver patio in my back yard 10x16'. I have watched many videos on the foundation work, but am not quite sure how to slope. Do I dig a level trench about 9" deep and then adjust...
06-14-16, 12:29 AM
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Posted By L.Young

Fence on slope up to side of house

I have a 6 foot gap I need to fence up to my house. The ground extends out about 2 feet from side of house and then drops down about a foot and stays level up to the fence post im planning on...
06-12-16, 01:53 PM
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Posted By L.Young

Fence top

What is the best way to cut off the top of 4x4 fence post ? I also have a section of fence that will be sloped, what tool should I use to cut the tops off level with the beam? Should I cut them at an...
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Posted By L.Young

Patio Cover Help

I have a 10x16w patio slab that I'd like to cover with a basic patio cover. I have shopped the aluminum ones and have been looking online at some wood plans. I'm considering buying an aluminum kit,...
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Posted By L.Young

Table Top Unlevel

So, I have made a coffee table, but the top is a little uneven on one board. I used 5 2x6's held together by pocket holes/screws. One of the boards was slightly curved and it sticks up 1/8'' on one...
05-12-16, 02:34 PM
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Here's the layout of the lot... ...

Here's the layout of the lot...
http://s32.postimg.org/c1h7o9a4l/14630885944271847191588.jpg
05-12-16, 12:41 PM
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Posted By L.Young

Well it's pretty common in this neighborhood to...

Well it's pretty common in this neighborhood to split the cost of fence that separates 2 backyards. I just don't want to pay for the portion that lines my driveway
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