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11:05AM | 05/18/06
Member Since: 05/17/06
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I live on the outskirts of town, and the we have recently been recognized by the city as being in city limits. They required all houses to be hooked up to the city sewer lines, which I recently did.

When the contractor dug up my back yard, hooked up the sewer and replaced the dirt, it left large mounds of dirt and did not settle even close to level. I was told to let the dirt settle into place naturally, but it has been almost a year and it still looks the same. I will be selling my house this year, and these mounds look terrible. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to level these?


09:09AM | 06/26/06
Member Since: 08/29/04
35 lifetime posts
If it was my house, I would take a shovel and level it off by removing excess dirt. The contractor was right in the the dirt will compact over time, but they have filled part of the hole with pipe and bedding material. You can spread the removed dirt around your yard, or maybe offer it as fill to somebody.

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