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Marks the location for having utility lines possibly crossing the construction area found and marked with painted lines. This is required anytime excavation takes place in an area the utilities might be. One of the common companies that does this, or at least a phone hotline to these people is called USA digs.


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The choice comes down to personal preference, how much you want to spend and the amount of upkeep. For a large heavy vine(s) like you describe I would go with wrought iron. It will last decades with no real maintenance. It is also one of the more expensive ways to go but in the long run it is worth the cost in my opinion.


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When concrete is mixed it has air trapped in the mix. When pouring walls we use vibrators to get the air out. With smaller pours hitting the forms with a hammer helps.


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I just finished a similar project and found the comments here very useful. Each 6x6 was tacked into the board below with 5 each 10" 3/8 diameter spikes, or a combination of spikes and rebar. Because the retaining wall ran up a hill, some of the 6x6 used spikes into boards on one end and 1/2 inch diameter 2 foot length rebar on the other. I drove a 5 lb ...



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