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  Save those Sidewalks
  November 2nd, 2004

Many of our Garden Party friends have very alkaline soils with a white crust forming on the top of the soil and the sidewalk. If the problem is severe enough, the sidewalk will start to flake and almost melt away. The same can happen to the stucco on the side of your house. This can be potentially very damaging to your home and can cost an enormous amount of money if not corrected.

We have an easy inexpensive solution that will save your home (if not your marriage). Simply dig a trench as close to the effected structure that is 6″ to 10″ deep. Sprinkle a ½” thick layer of Soil Sulphur at the bottom of the trench. Cover up the trench with soil. This will stop the alkali damage quickly and permanently.

For fast temporary relief, use a solution of one part vinegar and one part water. Spray the solution on the white crusty surfaces. The alkali will disappear fast, but the solution will have to be reapplied.

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