Jul 08 2015

Updated May 18

Concrete Disposal

The old owner of my house filled the storage area under my porch with large broken chunks of concrete. I have no idea why it is there or what it is for. Short of putting a little bit in my garbage cans over the next 10 years or dumping it next to the Metra tracks (JOKING HERE GUYS), is there a free way I can dispose of this?

  • Sadly it's still there. You want any??

  • Lol noo I'm breaking my garage floor..I have plenty,but my neighbour told me about this place on grand Ave east of cicero.ill confirmed n let you know

May 12

Updated May 13

Waters out (cross street Grace and Marmora)

There is construction going on, but no notices were posted. Is anyone else's water out?

May 09

Updated May 10

Looking for a good Carpenter

I'm looking for a good carpenter that can extend my counter top in my kitchen and do a few odds and ends

  • Call GCCR Construction, they do renovation, remodeling and also granite work, kitchen (good co.) 773 599-4818

  • Include this guy in your bid list. Disclosure, he gave my son his start in carpentry and general construction. The kid is now his own business doing bigger work, but Rich is dedicated to wide ranging handyman tasks like yours. Local, fairly priced. Plenty of references. http://www.portageparkhandyman.com/

Apr 20

Updated May 01

Can the city replace my sod that ComEd destroyed?

I've been calling landscaping companies to give me an estimate. When ComEd came through, they replaced the little patch of grass on the corner with clay. Nothing will grow there. One of the companies I contacted suggested that the city may replace it. Is this true? Do I call 311?

If I need to hire somebody, can anybody give me a reputable landscaping company? I tried K.C. Landscaping but the gal never came to give me an estimate. Lost my business. Another one I called said the job was too small. Thanks everyone.

  • smartypants LifeLongCityGirl

    Paul, it doesn't sound like you were happy with com ed's repair job. Why do you think do it yourself sod is a bad idea? We just did our whole back yard and it was very easy and surprisingly affordable with the added bonus of having an instant result. We...

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    Paul, it doesn't sound like you were happy with com ed's repair job. Why do you think do it yourself sod is a bad idea? We just did our whole back yard and it was very easy and surprisingly affordable with the added bonus of having an instant result. We are already enjoying our yard rather than waiting for seed to grow or, worse, waiting for Com Ed to show up to even put the seed down. OP could lose the whole summer to an unsightly, muddy pit and the summers are far too short in Chicago to waste.

  • paul in jefferson jefferson park resident

    The city screwed mine up not com ed. I put seed and fertilizer and it is blending in .Sod will work well but more prep work and cost.

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