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Plastic shed on undersized concrete pad?

I have a concrete pad that butts up against a retaining wall. The retaining overlaps slightly which reduces the size of the usable concrete pad to just under 6' in that direction.. maybe 1-2" shy....
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Drilling holes in concrete 1/2" inch apart

Went through Costco to get a generator installed. Generac 25kW. That was a mistake. The contractor they use has been nothing but problems. I got a pad poured to exact dimensions but yet these guys ...
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Proper way to pour concrete pad

I tried to research this but I could not find any information on the proper process to pour a concrete pad against a house foundation. There were three holes drilled in the foundation and rebar was ...
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Carpet and Padding Type for Exercise and Floor Pressure, Seen in Hotels

I am doing exercise, light weightlifting, aerobics, and yoga on carpet. I use exercise mat, however I noticed its not enough. What is good type of carpet and padding, that holds up to exercise ...
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What's the "right" level for the surface of a concrete pad? At, above or below grade?

Lots of information about how to lay a concrete pad, but nobody seems to address this overtly. We're building a wheelchair ramp, the bottom is to be a concrete landing slab. We are in the northeast ...
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Shed base: Keeping perimeter gravel in place

I'm planning on building an 8x12 shed with a gravel base. From what I've read, the gravel base should extend beyond the perimeter of the shed at least one foot on all sides, so I'll be installing a ...
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What is the best way to ensure new air conditioning units stay level?

We live in Northern Illinois (-20F in Winter + 1-2 ft snow to 100F summer) and have two a/c units which are now 30 years old and it is time to replace them. They are located on the north side of our ...
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22kw generator mounting pad on slope

I need to build a pad for a 22kW generator I am installing for my house. The image shows the situation. This generator is quite heavy. I plan to pour a rebar reinforced 6" pad for it. My ...
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