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Bridgeman is right the weight would be a killer,...

Bridgeman is right the weight would be a killer, but instead of using 10lb sledge you could rent an 60lb electric jackhammer which would work just fine. Break the pieces into something closer to one...
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Typical 'french drains' are gravity flow, meaning...

Typical 'french drains' are gravity flow, meaning they have a high end and a low end or ends. Whatever water gets captuered flows to the low end and then usually to daylight. Which is where the...
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Well..you cold follow bridgeman's advise and...

Well..you cold follow bridgeman's advise and mudjack (no way in hell it's cheaper than anything else) or do an overlay (but then I'm just a just a residential concrete contractor, so re-education...
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Get some pre-mix bags of sand topping mix. It's...

Get some pre-mix bags of sand topping mix. It's concrete without the rock and meant for thin applications. Coat your existing pad with some concrete bond and then add the new mix on top of the old...
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Got to go with Pilot Dane on this one. I've...

Got to go with Pilot Dane on this one. I've never seen concrete on asphalt either, usually the other way around. How ever asphalt is usually not too difficult to remove, unlike concrete. Most...
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If the existing brick pavers are in the ground...

If the existing brick pavers are in the ground solid and haven't been moving around on you now there is no reason to assume they will if you put a mortar base and flagstone on them. Will it crack?? ...
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For a 3' high retaining wall concrete is easily...

For a 3' high retaining wall concrete is easily the best way to go and it's usually NOT the most expensive. As for specs on a concrete wall: 8" thick wall, 4 #4 rebar (2 4-6 inches above the bottom...
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Not a problem with the footings and foundations. ...

Not a problem with the footings and foundations. Just do it before your ground freezes. As for a basement slab, that's a different story. Exposed concrete sitting around all winter with snow and...
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You asked 'how to repair it inexpensively'. I'm...

You asked 'how to repair it inexpensively'. I'm not going to get into the 'what your city or town requires' stuff as it varies and may not even apply. So here's the cheap way. First clean out all...
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