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If I have to move footings that were dug in the wrong place,
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I previously asked you some questions about a treehouse that
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I live in Ontario, Canada. We have a frost line of 3feet. I
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You're real? I just built a ridge beam to support a new
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I wanted to replace the drain tile around my house and as such
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I have a residential fence cinder concrete blocks 6 fence
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We are building a house and did not realize that we needed
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Hello again! Im the fellow building the garage with the floating
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Hi, I am a mechanical engineer so this is out of my league.
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I am exposing a house footer that is only 24" below grade.36"
I am exposing a house footer that is only 24" below grade.36" is the frost line in PA.Can I protect the footerfrom frost by-digging another 12" flush with the face (outside) of footer>then pour abo… read more
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