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Posted in thread: How to test submersible Sump Pump on 10-27-2012 at 09:35 AM
Hi,I'm trying to test my sump pump. (Stevens Pump Co Model S5710.) Unfortunately, every time I
load the pit (crock/well/etc.) with water, the level drops right back to where it started from.
(I guess ...
Posted in thread: Black Locust on 10-21-2012 at 07:09 PM
I had two black locust trees removed. I now have sprouts popping up all over my yard (and my
neighbors). I was warned this "might" happen by the tree removal company. However, after
researching this I...
Posted in thread: Concrete surprise in backyard on 02-26-2012 at 12:50 PM
While digging up roots from vines, I hit concrete. What I hit is only a few inches down. It
sits in front of a 3 foot tall retaining wall which is made of block and mortar. (The while
runs about 35 fe...
Posted in thread: Creaky Stairs on 08-18-2011 at 02:32 PM
Hi Neal,You are correct. I took another look, after viewing the link you attached. They
"blocks" are actually part of the side. However, the little slivers of wood, on underneath the
treads and behind...
Posted in thread: Creaky Stairs on 08-17-2011 at 05:51 PM
Hi, I'm hoping someone familiar with carpentry can give me few tips on this one....Obviously,
our stairs are creaky. The problem, we have a new baby coming shortly. The two don't necessary
Posted in thread: Removing Sidewalk on 08-12-2011 at 08:50 PM
Yes. I'm going to replace the existing retaining wall out front with a stone wall. The step
will be part of the wall.One question, what doest 3/4 minus refer to?
Posted in thread: Removing Sidewalk on 07-26-2011 at 08:10 AM
As recommended, attached is a photo of the section of the of the sidewalk mentioned in the
Posted in thread: fence anchors on 07-17-2011 at 06:40 AM
If you're in Buffalo, the frost line might be lower than three feet. My understanding is that
you want to ensure that your post footings are below the frost line so they do not rise and
sink over time...
Posted in thread: Removing Sidewalk on 07-04-2011 at 02:01 PM
Planning to remove my front sidewalk (the portion leading from the house to the public
sidewalk). The sidewalk is at grade level up near the house. However, it descends down to
approximately 8 inches ...
Posted in thread: terracing a backyard on 06-16-2011 at 01:55 PM
Would it be worth trying to design a french-drain system in front of the retaining wall? I have
a similar issue with a wall I intend to replace. My intentions are to put a shallow level of
soil over m...
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