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10 Things You Must Know About Sidewalks

Use these tips to get your sidewalk closer to perfect.

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Photo 8 of 10Pour gravel at the base of the sidewalk.

Tip #8(8 of 10)

Concrete is very porous; without proper drainage, the life span of concrete will be greatly reduced. If there is poor drainage in the ground, you'll need to provide a gravel base. Water will drain into the gravel rather than sit underneath the concrete.

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