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Q & A: Tying a chimney to a house

Refacing Concrete Steps With BrickOnline Membership Required

A level may be a mason's best friend, but to cover up an unsightly set of concrete steps, an experienced eye takes over

Building Dry Stone Walls
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Building Dry Stone WallsOnline Membership Required

A systematic approach saves time and turns beginners into artists

Q & A: Severe downdraft in chimneys

Q & A: Removing hardened mortar from brick

Q & A: Resurfacing concrete

Replacing a Chimney CapOnline Membership Required

Homeowners rarely see their chimney caps, and few people have ever called me to repair them. But when I'm asked to inspect a roof or an attic, I generally find myself looking down at the top of the chimney.

Q & A: Smoke shelves and chimney draft

A Rumford Fireplace, Southwestern StyleOnline Membership Required

A California mason combines the adobe look of a kiva with the heating efficiency of a Rumford

Laying up Concrete BlockOnline Membership Required

Get evenly spaced courses and consistent mortar joints by using the proper layout, mortar consistency and troweling techniques

Building an Efficient FireplaceOnline Membership Required

A variation of the Rumford design reflects heat into the room rather than letting it disappear up the chimney

Avoiding Common Mistakes in Concrete and Masonry
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Avoiding Common Mistakes in Concrete and MasonryOnline Membership Required

An engineer offers a few simple changes to make walls and foundations much sturdier

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