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If your brick is level, and moves water away from your house, I wouldn't replace any of it. It takes a lot of time and expertise to get it to set just right, and probably isn't worth the trouble. If you are really bent on making it look uniform, take a paint scraper, something simple you can get from your local hardware store like this. The pointed end is ...


Stamped concrete could work for you. It will stand up for a long time if it is properly done. You can also choose from a wide variety of colors and looks. It is a bit on the expensive side though.


~Is the fact that clay is rocky going to cause any problems? I have removed as many rocks as I can but it is impossible to remove them all. The rocks should not pose an issue as long as the soil base is compacted. Can the depth of my crushed stone base fluctuate so long as it is always at least 4" deep? After excavating and removing stones the soil ...


Two questions: 1) Where does the water come from? And, 2) Where else could you send it? First thought is that you may need to do some grading and/or install some sort of french drain system to help that water run off to somewhere else... or perhaps intercept it before it gets 'cornered' if possible. Also, those edgings around the patio appear to stand a ...


Best is probably a combination of french drain and pulling it all up and regrading the base. Also the most hassle and expense, but in terms of function, the best option. And you would then have the option of running the drain under the patio, if that helped with discharging it. The individual pieces of that that you have thought of are somewhere else ...


Most 6'8 doors are 79 1/2 tall by 59 1/2 wide or 71 1/2 wide.


75% sounds like the upper end, I don't really know. I will suggest using sand, 1/4" minus or fines, shown as the 1" of sand in the picture. The 3/4s is for drainage, 1/4 or sand is so you can set them properly allowing for deviation of materials. Delivery is expensive, buy a little extra. Or build back up what you've lost by adding the sand topping. Sand you ...

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