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How can I correct the slope of a marble shower sill?

Our master shower is tiled in marble; it's almost perfect except... the sill has a slight slope running out of the shower instead of into it. As a result, every time we take a shower, a small amount ...
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How do I determine the correct rise of a step for a concrete footing on a slope?

Going to be building a retaining wall in the front yard on a slope. I'm going to be using King size residential bricks to make a 2 wythe wall. Because of the slope I'll need to have 3-4 steps in the ...
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Add slope to existing flat porch/balcony

I have a patio attached to my house (like in the image below) As you can see, it is covered and over my garage. Although it is covered, it still gets rain and snow on it and, unfortunately, the top ...
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How do I mark out gradient for tiling?

I am planning to lay a blue stone tiled terrace at the back of my house that needs to run in a slope away from 2 joining walls. The diagram might explain this better. How can I mark out this sloping ...
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How can I prevent this concrete block wall from falling over?

I have a concrete wall that separates my backyard with my neighbor’s. It has been there for decades (at the very least 30 years). I have a slope of about 30 degrees and have noticed that the wall is ...
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Rain/irrigation run-off drain pipe opening constant dripping

Our house is at the bottom of a slope, and all rain water and irrigation runoff gets collected through a underground pipe which has an opening at street, a few yards away from storm drain. We ...
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Using self leveling cement in basement bathroom around drain

Should you a use self leveling product over the slope towards a drain in the concrete floor in basement bathroom? We are wanting to install luxury vinyl plank in the bathroom and most sites say to ...
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How to fix pitched floors in a brick building

I'm looking at a property the was built in the lat 1800s. It's a 3 level brick building with two other building of similar stature on each side. I too a quick look at the second floor, and it pitches ...
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Reverse sloped driveway questions

I am looking at a house with a reverse sloped driveway. Are there always going to be a lot of maintenance issues with keeping drains cleared, making sure that the drain is not frozen in the winter to ...
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Shower floor slope

We moved into our new home to find that there were some cracks in the shower floor. Even worse though, was that we didn't even see them for the first couple weeks because they had been covered up with ...
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How do I reverse the slope of my garage floor?

When I built my garage 25 years ago, the concrete contractor nixed my idea of installing in-floor drains under each car "bay" and assured me that he would slope the floor toward the garage ...
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Minimum slope for rolled asphalt roof

Have a overhang / leantoo built off the garage that was never completed and covered with a tarp. I've stripped the rotten plywood off and have new OSB to install. The slope is 5" in a 12' run. A ...
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What kind of ladder on slope?

I want to be able reach the eaves for cleaning. The ground is on a slope. What would be a good way to get up there? What it to be safe, not cost a fortune. I don't need to go up very often. ...
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Grading under deck

I bought a house 18 months ago with some known issues. I discovered that the permit for the deck is still open (17 years old) because of the issues the contractor made putting it in. I think some of ...
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Where is electrical trench measured from on slope?

My pool is about 7ft from fence, and i need to dig a trench about 70ft long. About 10ft (will bring pvc at 45 degree angle to fence and out 45 deg to other side of pool) will run along fence and the ...
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Fill gap on slope with horizontal fence

I have built a horizontal fence on a slope. There is a 6" or so gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground on the downhill side. What easy solutions are there for this problem? I have ...
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Building a block wall up a steep slope

I would like to build a block wall up a steep slope, maybe 30%, and I don’t want to “stair step” the top, keeping it level, because it would render the wall nearly useless at the low points. If I have ...
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Widening my driveway

I removed some trees and now widening my driveway as illustrated in the image below. Not sure how to proceed because I'm stuck on the following questions: What type of driveway is it? Dirt? Crushed ...
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Inswing door over the rising pitch on a porch floor

I'm getting ready to renovate my enclosed porch. It was originally open air and had a simple wood panel enclosure kit installed. I'm planning on demoing the walls and rebuilding 2x4 stud framing... ...
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Hoping to salvage a poorly sloped shower pan

I pointed out some dips in the corners to the guy who built my shower pan and his action was to add more mixture in the corners and drag it down. He did not smooth it out, or "screed" it, I believe is ...
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Framing a Wall with a Sloped Ceiling

I'm building a new partition wall in a space where the existing ceiling is drywall attached to the sloped underside of studio-vault roof trusses. The new wall will be perpendicular to the trusses. My ...
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Filling potholes in my dirt driveway [duplicate]

My driveway (see picture) has developed potholes that are so deep that the high parts can hit the bottom of the car! My driveway is a dirt driveway with crushed blacktop on top. Also, it is very ...
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Garage on the 2nd floor of a 3 story townhome on a hill-slope

I was looking at a 3-story 2000's townhome in a good community built on a hill - The top 2 stories are both open on all sides, with the bottom one under road level and closed off on one side. ...
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How to add small ramp or level painted concrete?

I have a small patio (10'x6') with painted (oil based) concrete. It has a slightly uneven slope resulting in standing water with heavy rain. I would like to add a small ramp/slope to the top of the ...
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Fixing sloping hardwood floor in rental apartment

I just moved into a rental apartment in the top floor of a 1900 building with a very old hardwood floor. The floor looks attractive, except the whole room is on a slant. I estimate that one side of ...
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Care and feeding of a long kitchen drain?

My kitchen sink has a garbage disposal, and its drain crosses the entire house within the height of the first floor joists. With 9 1/2" joists, that's at most 7" drop over 23', or a hair over the ...
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Water accumulating on the side of our house

I just got concrete pour for my backyard 2 weeks ago. It didn't rain so I didn't realize it's not slope correctly. It rained yesterday and when I came out today I noticed rain water accumulated near ...
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How to reroute this downspout?

I am looking for some suggestions on how to best reroute this downspout. Currently gravity is working it's magic and it is draining downhill following the blue arrow in the images. The water runs ...
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Footing for deck on slope with one side near grade

I am extending my deck and plan to make it a freestanding deck (just to avoid attaching to the current one but it will be close on top). I plan to have a row of 4 posts on the lower level (left). ...
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How to level sloped concrete ceiling, and is it worth it?

I want to remove popcorn ceiling in a 7' by 14' room and turn it into a smooth ceiling. I have just built this room. The walls are not yet painted, so now is a good time to do the ceiling. I know how ...
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A tale of two Victorian houses: one cracking, one sloping. Potential causes?

Did a viewing of two houses in London, revealing different problems. What could be causing these issues? Which one is potentially more serious? Mr Slopy No visible internal cracks inside; ground ...
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How you measure the slope with a 48 inch digital measure?

Yes, I looked at the question: How do you determine the slope of a floor? I'm trying to measure the slope of the bedroom. I know that the bedroom is sloped, but I am hard time finding out by how much. ...
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15 meter zinc gutter, flex enough to bend a little (0.5 degree)?

I have a flat roof, ~ 150 m2. The roof is under a ~ 5 degree slope. Since the roof is approx 15 meters long (by 10 meters wide), I was thinking to make (on the low side) the high point of the gutter ...
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Barrier around shed base to hold dirt for retaining wall?

Building a shed on a slope, and looking to add a retaining wall around it to block the space underneath, but offset the wall 2ft or so to add dirt and plants. If possible, I want to be able to put ...
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Sewer Line Clog suggests pipeline replacement

Our 1963 in-city home has occasional sewer line blockages. Renting a power snake for $30/half day has gotten old. The city has scoped the line and suggest the constriction in diameter occurs 40 feet ...
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How can I make sure my pex line is sloped so I can drain it?

I'm running a cold-water pex line in a basement crawlspace that gets extremely cold (i.e. freezing) in the winter. I'm going to use a drainable ball-valve inside the house so I can drain it in the ...
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How do I slope a patio toward one of its corners?

I have a rectangular patio which I would like to drain toward one of its corners. Is there any subtlety that the installer needs to know in order to create a proper grade for this? Do you need to ...
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How many LED pot lights shall i put on my sloped ceiling?

My ceiling is sloped /\ and i want to install pot lights These ones 6in, 12W, 6000K the living room where these need to be installed is 14'0" x 16'4" Any advice on how many I pot lights like ...
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Leveling sloped floors

I live in Decatur, Ga., a suburb of Atlanta. I live in a condo that has sloped floors due to settling issues. I was told the slope is 4” from the front to the back. The subfloor is concrete. The ...
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How does one tile the expose inside edge of a sloped shower pan?

The first image shows the orientation of the slope. It rolls down toward the linear drain on the toilet side of the bathroom. 60" long by 36" wide. I'll be cutting the concrete to create ...
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Grading a Patio in a Corner

This is a follow-up question to this post: How would you grade this patio? What if instead of running a 1/32" per foot along the red lines (East to West) for the full run, I leveled off after 10 ...
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How to taper an irregular flat roof for a slight fall

First of all, Harper gave a great answer to a similar question here, but I'm having trouble making it work for an irregular shaped roof with an angle that is not 45 degrees. My roof contains an ...
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How do I fix gaps around my lean-to greenhouse? [duplicate]

I got my greenhouse and didn't account for the sloping away of the wall it was to go against. Meaning a small gap at the bottom becomes 4" at the top. I can't push it into the wall as it warps the ...
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French drain exit placement

I am going to be installing a French drain in my yard to relieve the standing water in my yard. The majority of the yard slopes towards the house and after heavy rain there is water the pools around ...
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Retaining wall on a 2-way slope under an existing block wall

I live on a corner home and the street/sidewalk on the right side of my home travels up a slope. The way my yard is currently designed, the right half of the yard follows the same slope, but not the ...