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#1 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 06:47 AM

I've got a strip of lawn about 30' wide between the driveway and property line.  It's crap, especially near the street.  I decided it needed to be replaced.  Yesterday I applied an herbicide to prepare it for tilling.

 

This morning there is a water main break under it.  It looks like the city will till it for me.  If it'd waited a few weeks they'd be tearing up my new lawn.


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 07:22 AM

Some time we dodge the bullet, other times the bullet dodges us.  Either way sounds like your going to be on the winning end - but have a muddy mess for a while.  May be better to let it settle through the winter to reseed next spring.


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 08:42 AM

Maybe the city will seed it fit you to.


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 09:11 AM

Be real nice to the workmen. I always offer water or sodas. Ask them to seed it and mulch it when they are done. If there is a problem next spring ask them to fix it. Go out and buy a lottery ticket for tonight. It is a lucky day for you. Good Luck, Rick
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#5 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted October 14, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Maybe the city will seed it fit you to.

 

They probably will.  Problem is it's crappy because they put it in in the first place.


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Posted October 14, 2016 - 11:39 AM

make sure you get it in writing if they say they'll come out in the spring. 



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Posted October 14, 2016 - 11:56 AM

  Hope they don't undermine your drive way. Don



#8 MiCarl ONLINE  

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:34 AM

When I got home yesterday they had just started working on it.  Their hole never got near the driveway but it did keep collapsing to the edge of the street.  We'll see if the street survives.

 

The break was actually just across the line under my neighbor's yard.  Unfortunately for him they positioned the backhoe on his side of the break and tore up his new lawn.  They only damaged a couple feet of my weedy mess.

 

They did offer me a letter about coming out in the spring to repair it.  I turned them down because I don't want them repairing my new lawn.



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Posted October 15, 2016 - 06:50 AM

Did they just toss the mud back in the hole, or did they actually put it back in in lifts and compact it?

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Posted October 15, 2016 - 07:59 AM

Did they just toss the mud back in the hole, or did they actually put it back in in lifts and compact it?

 

They were working well after dark.  Didn't hear any hammering sounds like I'd expect from a compacter although it may have been pressed in with the bucket.

 

Now that it's daylight I can see they apparently put topsoil down.  It's not graded out - just rough from pushing it around with the bucket.







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