my parents had a water leak a while back,
and I don't know who made the hole in the driveway
who do I call to repair this [square] hole,
which is actually an part of the driveway?
could a handyman do this,
or do I need some sort of professional?
On Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:58:58 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
A handyman can do it. When I lived in Philadelphia, there were many
miles of sidewalk and there were guy that specialized in repairing
them. Check your local paper for "concrete work" and you may find one
that does small jobs like that at reasonable prices.
they aren't going to just pour cement in, to the top, are they?
[it now looks more complicated than that, since this square was part of the driveway]
I guess I'll just get someone out to look, and see what they say...
On Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:12:29 PM UTC-4, dadiOH wrote:
Before concrete is poured in, you need a stabilized base.
Looks like mud in there now. That needs to come out, take
it down to where the ground is solid, packed gravel or whatever.
Then fill it up to the required height with suitable material
and compact it down. Then the concrete goes in. If you put
concrete on top of mud it will sink later.
It's an easy DIY type of job.
A wider angle photo would probably help so everyone could see what the whole
job is. Something that shows the driveway and the brick etc from a wider
angle would make it clear what needs to be fixed and how large of an area
would be involved.
I still think that an experienced handyman/woman could do it, but they would
have to know enough to make sure the strength of the end product is
sufficient to be part of the driveway as you mentioned.
However, just having any experienced concrete/cement contractor look at it
will give you an instant answer as to what is need, how much it will cost,
Let us know what you find out.
P.S. Since it is outside, any contractor can just drive by at their
convenience and take a look at it and give you a written estimate. You
don't even need to be there. Just give them the address and you're all set.
From the photos so far, I can't really tell exactly what the OP has there.
I see what looks like a small "square" (rectangle) with dirt under it, and
another area of just dirt, and some brickwork, and some kind of pipe coming
up out of the ground. I have no idea what that pipe is, where it goes, if
it is really coming up out of the ground in an area that is actually a part
of the driveway, etc.
But, yes, if it is that small area that the OP has in mind filling, and if
in fact it is part of the driveway that won't be driven on anyway, I agree
that a basic cement patch (not too thick) that can be broken out later if
needed would be an okay way to fix this. And, if that is all that is
needed, any handyman could easily do this.
Any guesses as to what that pipe is that is coming up out of the hole in the
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