A level may be a mason's best friend, but to cover up an unsightly set of concrete steps, an experienced eye takes over.
Made from cast concrete, so-called phony stone is good looking, affordable and easy to work with, but best of all, gravity is not required.
Q: I had brick installed at my home, and the bricklayer neglected to clean the mortar off the brick. I tried muriatic acid, but it doesn’t seem to work. What…
A California mason combines the adobe look of a kiva with the heating efficiency of a Rumford.
Hot combustion, heat-exchange channels, and six tons of brick for energy efficiency and a clean burn.
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