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Can I build a deck this low to the ground?

I want to build a deck off the back of my house. The door is near grade level, about 1' above. The grade doesn't have very large slope, so that means that the beam at the far end would be below grade: ...
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Definitons of various sand, gravel, and rock products

There are various gravel and rock products for sale, but their names do not always mean what the layman thinks they do. For instance, I ordered three tons of gravel, expecting the 5–15 mm rocks that ...
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What kind of gravel should I use to pave over dirt and grass?

I want to "pave" a path from our deck steps to a fence gate, and about 200 square feet under the deck, with gravel. Currently these areas are dirt and grass. Two things I want to consider are a) ...
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How do I prevent water from streaming into my driveway?

Here's pictures of what's happening - taken yesterday (June 1st 2015). I'm struggling with water drainage problems on this old gravel driveway. When it rains - all the water streams from ...