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Old 07-16-2006, 04:38 PM
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Anyone do concrete or know someone who does. My dad has a 3800sqft patio that needs to be paved with the grate underneath and sawcut diamonds once poured. If so, please call me 313 477 4505 thanks.
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Old 07-16-2006, 06:06 PM
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never let sod sit over night when its this hot....it retains so much heat moisture through the day that it cooks it self at night.....blade tips probably looked very deep green to a pupleish brown when you were installing them ....and you could probably see every fold mark was yellowing....

you minds as well rip it all up and redo it before it really looks bad
OMG.... we agree on something

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Old 07-16-2006, 06:13 PM
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I am so mad, we got sod on thurs at 4pm and laid it the next morning all day, and half the crap is dead today. All the lawns have irrigation too. I'm wondering if the rain on the sod over night thurs had something to do with it, because when we were laying it it seemed awfully hot. Either that or it was sitting at the sod farm for a long time. pisses me off
Sod should be cut, rolled, loaded, unloaded, and then laid all within a few hours time. It shouldn't be sitting more than a few hours, unless it's really cool outside and it's in the shade, and even then more than 6 or 7 hours and your pushing it. Next time if it's cool enough out ( 50-60 deg.) over night, soak it down with water while it's in the shade. But, even then, it's still a coin toss if it'll live. That method should only be used if there is absolutely no way to put it down. The best way to do it, is order the sod and have it cut the morning you are going to lay it, and as it comes off the truck, put it on the ground. Storing sod overnight doesn't work very often. I second what 5 Star said and start tearing it out before it really starts looking bad because it's not going to come back, especially now. It's too hot out.
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Old 07-16-2006, 08:31 PM
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dumping

This is my first job out in ypsilanti (or ypsi-tucky), I have about 6-7 yards of top soil to get rid of, does anybody know of any good places to dump out there, that are relatively cheap.

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Old 07-17-2006, 08:35 AM
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This is my first job out in ypsilanti (or ypsi-tucky), I have about 6-7 yards of top soil to get rid of, does anybody know of any good places to dump out there, that are relatively cheap.

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contact Onyx at 6 mile and Napier.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:16 PM
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a friend has a large sprinkler system that i spent 1 hr trying to start up this weekend. It pumps water from the creek next to his house. I could not figure it out for the life of me. I am amazed how complex and vague the controllers are.

Anyway, is anyone interested in a system start up? PM me if so.

if not, any leads would be appreciated.
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:29 PM
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a friend has a large sprinkler system that i spent 1 hr trying to start up this weekend. It pumps water from the creek next to his house. I could not figure it out for the life of me. I am amazed how complex and vague the controllers are.

Anyway, is anyone interested in a system start up? PM me if so.

if not, any leads would be appreciated.
Give me a call and I'll put you in contact with someone that will hook you up.

(586)532-7500 ext. 710
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Old 07-17-2006, 01:35 PM
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Give me a call and I'll put you in contact with someone that will hook you up.

(586)532-7500 ext. 710
i will. who should i ask for? name?
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Old 07-17-2006, 02:20 PM
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i will. who should i ask for? name?
Dan
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Old 07-17-2006, 03:38 PM
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thanks

thanks petrentz, by the way I don't if any of you deal with the rockshoppe but im really impressed by them. I ordered 4 pallets of pavers for last friday they called me friday morning saying they wouldnt be ready til the afternoon, then they changed it to monday but promised they would be there first thing today, and of course this morning I got the call again.....ah the waiting game...so great for business.
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