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Stamped concrete is dangerously slippery

We had a contractor put in a new walkway of stamped concrete. He applied a wax coating to protect it. Now, whenever it snows the combination of snow and wax makes it extremely slippery -- like walking ...
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Replace septic system before failure?

We're looking at getting some landscaping work done in the front yard to remedy some drainage issues. Two years ago we got an inspection of a septic system that is underneath the front yard done, and ...
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Is there a way to remove a root from under a walkway to bring it back to level without getting the walkway redone?

I had a disaster of a huge river birch tree in front of my house when I purchased it a year ago. I had it removed about five months ago, and the roots that ran through the yard were ground out along ...
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Exposed Aggregate Concrete Walkway - replacement or pour over

I have a large exposed aggregate concrete walkway that goes to my backyard patio and it has partitions in between (maybe granite?). I live in an older 60's bungalow and I assume the walkway is ...
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Masonry Repair - Paver Steps Loose

I have some steps on my front walkway that have come loose (marked with blue tape in the pictures). I've tried fixing these with liquid nails and with epoxy. But I can't get them to stay. I've kept ...
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What can I do to prevent possible gradual erosion on this small slope

Just had a paver walk installed and the end of it has an elevation of 6" from the grass edge 18" away. I live in Maryland. I was thinking about the possibility of gradual erosion due to rain coming ...
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How deep do I dig to install a walkway when there is already a trench that has some vegetation?

I am planning to install a walkway along the wall of my house. This will replace an existing area where the former owner had plants. It looks like below My plan is to level it and to add 2" of sand ...
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Where to get anti slip treads for walkways? [closed]

I've tried looking for the following in HomeDepot, Amazon and various online supply stores but can't seem to find this exact product. I have seen this used as pedestrian walkway dividers in streets ...
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Where can I find information on making footbridges with a long span?

I have a creek I need to cross with a footbridge. While the creek is only about 3' wide, the main span of the bridge will have to be somewhere between 14-17' feet long, due to low, wet, and loose ...
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How can I fix gaps and broken mortar in a stone path

I have a stone path that is all broken up. What's a quick and cheap way to fix it? Please see the picture. There are several areas in the path that have this issue. Would putting a strip of concrete ...
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Is this gravel stabilizing underlament an effective product?

Does anyone have any experience with a gravel stabilizing product? I'll say, somehow I've never seen this before, but it looks genius; especially if you could create a reasonable driveway out of this ...
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laying stepping stones in gravel path

I am planning to build a stepping stone walkway with little gravels filling the rest of the path. I read several instructions but still have some questions unanswered. a) I understand that about 4" ...
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What is the purpose of the sand/gravel bed under dry-laid flagstone?

I have soil with a lot of clay in it and few stones, so it's not too hard to get level. I've got flagstone in a couple of small areas. Some of it is on a bed of gravel and some of it is on bare soil....
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Allow downspout discharge to cross a sidewalk in a freezing climate?

I have two downspouts whose discharge I need to get past a sidewalk. Currently for each gutter, corrugated tubing is run underground, under the sidewalk, for approximately 20 feet where it discharges ...
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Walkway adjacent to the house -doesn't the bedding work like a french drain?

I was wondering if anybody can tell me what is wrong with this logic. Assume that you have a walkway that is adjacent to the house. When you install that you dug the recommended depth you add gravel ...
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Do I need to remove these border stones if I want to regrade the soil next to my house?

Here is my dilemma: to remove the stones or not (line of stone at top left in the lawn). My plan would be to regrade the soil next to my wall and to add concrete slabs on top of the grade soil. I also ...