What are some simple ways to measure the grade of my patio?
Without ranting and raving, I contract with a quality reputation company to put it in and they subcontracted it to a fly-by-night contractor who appears to use day laborers. I want the measurements in hand when I go after them.
One constraint is my wife will have to do all the bending because I have two slugs of concrete holding my spine together. Since she is not mechanically inclined, it needs to be as simple as possible and sill be accurate.
I did try the string method, but we had communication problems. Maybe I just need a neighbor to help me do it.
Constructive suggestions are always valued.
P.S.: alt.home.repairs is one of the ten best newsgroups on USENET. I like to believe misc.taxes.moderated (which I moderate) is in the same league.