What If My Septic Tank Has Never Been Pumped?

What if my septic tank has never been pumped

It is a very common problem that people who have purchased a home for the first time don’t even know that they need to pump their septic tank. On the other hand, there are many who claim that they just moved in somewhere, only to find that the septic tank has never been pumped. The septic … Read more

At What Slope Do You Need A Retaining Wall?

Rock retaining wall

DIY-ers can easily complete a few minor projects – and some major as well – without worrying about the specifics. There are several ways to go about any given project, no matter the complexity. However, when it comes to the retaining wall, it is important that you dot your i’s and cross your t’s. Retaining … Read more

Can You Build A Deck With Untreated Wood?

Wood stain bucket

We previously mentioned how you can build a deck on top of a drain or manhole and we mentioned again and again how it is essential that you use treated wood if you are using timber. There are so many wood types that you can consider when it comes to building a deck or a … Read more

Can You Fill Cinder Blocks With Soil or Concrete? Is It Safe?

Can you fill cinderblocks with soil, concrete, gravel, sand, or foam?

Whether you are building a raised bed or a wall, cinder blocks are a cost-effective and sturdy way to do so. Old cinder blocks used to be literal blocks; cubes or cuboids with no holes as such. However, modern cinder blocks (and even bricks) have holes in them. There are several reasons manufacturers do this; from … Read more

How Close to the House Can I Plant a Cherry Tree?

A cherry tree in full bloom

Cherry trees are known for being breathtakingly beautiful not only because of their beautiful canopy, but especially during the blooming season. It is a great addition to any home or commercial garden and is sure to impress onlookers as they walk or drive by your house. However, as it continues to grow, it can turn … Read more

Can I Plant a Fruit or Vegetable Garden Next to My House?

Fruit and vegetable garden

Whether you’re moving into a new house or simply looking to get a little more out of your backyard, a fruit and vegetable garden can seem like a convenient and rather ‘productive’ hobby. However, productivity doesn’t always mean that it’s the perfect hobby. Take your fruit or vegetable garden, for example. There are a lot … Read more

Can You Compact Wet Dirt?

Wet dirt compaction

Soil compaction may seem like a very simply task, but when you come down to actually performing the same, you are likely to find that there are a lot of intricacies involved in the process. So much so that there are actually many studies on the topic – especially the question of what you can compact … Read more