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Tips for Laying a Better Walkway
Tips for Laying a Better WalkwayOnline Membership Required

Careful base prep is what keeps pavers in place

Inspecting a Chimney
Video: Inspecting a Chimney

An expert mason walks you through his diagnosis of a failing chimney 

Rebuilding a Brick Chimney
Rebuilding a Brick ChimneyOnline Membership Required

Temporary repairs are the common solution to a failing chimney, but often, a better choice is tearing down and rebuilding

Smaller, better mortar hoe
Smaller, better mortar hoeOnline Membership Required

Short handle mortar hoe

Working with Manufactured Stone
Working with Manufactured StoneOnline Membership Required

Fake rocks can look pretty good if you know what you’re doing

Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock Wall
Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock WallOnline Membership Required

Rather than hiding a poured-concrete or block foundation with landscape plantings, show it off with stone veneer

Stone Veneering
Video: Stone Veneering

You can make a plain-looking wall into a great-looking rock wall by veneering it with fieldstone

Q & A: Cutting brick for a door

Q & A: Repairing a firebox

Q & A: Mortar for repointing bricks

Site-made grout saw
Tip: Site-made grout saw

Flashing Brick-Veneer WallsOnline Membership Required

Good masonry work blocks most rainwater, and proper flashing details expel what does get through

Q & A: Tying a chimney to a house

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