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    Re: Help: Cave underneath concrete steps

    Whelp, it's all but ready for a new landing slab. I'll post some final pictures in a few days when I get the chance to build a form, really finish tamping, add crushed more gravel, and finally pour...
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    Re: Help: Cave underneath concrete steps

    Dobbs, can you clarify what type of isolation joint material you would recommend? Found some info on this page that possible materials are tar paper, closed-cell neoprene, and cork. Need a piece of...
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    dj1, you are my hero for an excellent recommendation! $50 at the home center for a 7" wet/dry diamond saw and a sledge hammer, 1hr of sweat, and a very lucky frog...
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    Re: Help: Cave underneath concrete steps

    CaptTCB: Okay, you've confirmed for me that simply shoving in concrete isn't going to work. I was barely hanging onto hope it would work. For digging alongside, this area is filled with all sorts...
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    Cave underneath concrete steps

    My house has a basement door with accompanying concrete stairs to get up to grade. Unfortunately, there appears to be a large cavern beneath the landing and the stairs. I was raking leaves in the...
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    Help: Cave underneath concrete steps

    When we moved in, the home inspector missed this (now) obvious sinking concrete pad atop the stairs to our basement. One day last fall when raking leaves, I stuck the handle into the crack at the...
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    Re: Final Fix

    To finish off my 10th post so I can post picture urls (really, only a 100kb jpg??)

    Also from homerepairtalk.com


    A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a...
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    Also from houserepairtalk.com

    Contractor - A gambler who never gets to shuffle, cut, or deal.

    Bid opening - A poker game in which the losing hand wins.

    Bid - A wild guess carried out to two...
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    Also from houserepairtalk.com

    (this is terrible)
    A person is killed on the job-site....
    The police began questioning the workers, based on past brushes with the law, many were prime suspects....
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    From houserepairtalk.com

    A strong young man is standing around with the other old timers boasting about how he can carry more that everyone there.

    One Ol timer bets him one weeks wages that he...
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    Also from Reader's Digest:

    My sister Darlene has the courage—but not always the skills—to tackle any home-repair project. For example, in her garage are pieces of a lawn mower she once tried to...
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    Also from Reader's Digest:

    We purchased an old home in northern New York State from two elderly sisters. Winter was fast approaching, and I was concerned about the house’s lack of insulation. "If...
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    Also from Reader's Digest:

    When my friend got a job, her husband agreed to share the housework. He was stunned by the amount of effort involved in keeping a house clean with small boys to pick up...
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    Also from Reader's Digest:

    My wife and her friend Karen were talking about their labor-saving devices as they pulled into our driveway. Karen said, "I love my new garage-door opener."

    "I love...
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    Also from Reader's Digest:

    I took a real estate client to a handyman special. The place was great, and we couldn’t understand why it was so cheap, until we turned on the water main and water...
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    Final Fix

    From Reader's Digest:

    I can’t tell the difference between a rose and a dandelion. So when it came time to fix up my garden, I had no clue which plants to keep and which ones to remove. Until, that...
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