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Use gravel... any tar on the foundation against...

Use gravel... any tar on the foundation against the house is added protection..good idea.... and No don't drill into house foundation could be a bigger problem down the road, then it settling...
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keep it separate, with a 3/8" joint ...you could...

keep it separate, with a 3/8" joint ...you could caulk it after... if the footings are done right it won't move, unless of course theres a major quake
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the pavers need to be set in the sand cause the...

the pavers need to be set in the sand cause the sand goes up into the paver from the bottom, after they are pounded down to the right elevation...keep the joints tight....the landscape cloth below...
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No... start laying the bluestone, taping each...

No... start laying the bluestone, taping each stone down with a 2-3 pound rubber hammer to the right height. If you don't have a rubber hammer use a piece of 2x4 or 2x6 and pound the bluestone down...
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Yes, if the steel lintel is holding up just the...

Yes, if the steel lintel is holding up just the brick, it doesn't matter that the steel shows,except for the look... if the L of the steel is 4"x3" by putting the 4" up is stronger than putting the...
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You want at least 4 inches of concrete, 5" would...

You want at least 4 inches of concrete, 5" would make it even stronger.... psi at least 3000, no more than 4000... reinforced with 6"x6" wire mesh or 3/8" rebar 12"x12" would be good... if the area...
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How wet is the area? do you have a water issue...

How wet is the area? do you have a water issue there now? most of the block units let water seep out of it, if its not a problem now it won't be after you install the wall, otherwise you need to...
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Use shrink resistant cement, mixed with sand and...

Use shrink resistant cement, mixed with sand and small gravel, ( you need gravel cause of the 3" thickness, the key is 1 part cement, 2 - 2 1/2 parts sand, 2 parts gravel, mix all together dry then...
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