If the brick or block is laid in a running-bond pattern, it forms a corbelled arch that can often hold itself up with minimal bracing during construction.
Whether it's delivered by truck or mixed by hand, you'll need a good supply of concrete for your deck footings.
Learn how to choose the right mix for your small masonry projects from dozens of specialized bagged-concrete options.
The FHB editors offer suggestions for repurposing a concrete slab, protecting brick from rock salt, switching from a shop saw to a portable, and more.
The crew reviews feedback about carpenter bees, home sprinklers, and grade-level decks before taking questions on finding contractors for small jobs, removing textured ceilings, and blower-door testing.
Learn tips and techniques for forming, pouring, and finishing concrete for every type of home construction or remodeling project.
Simpson Strong Tie's new BVLZ ledger mounting system solves the problem of mounting deck ledgers over existing masonry veneer cladding.
Wood, resin, magnesium, and aluminum versions of this essential masonry tool all have their pros and cons.
Learn how to install granite pavers to add style and strength to any driveway. This illustrated tutorial covers every step, from creating a solid base to finishing the mortar joints.
This week's podcast starts off with Matt's insights into residential construction methods in the many places he's lived around the world while writing for the newspaper Stars and Stripes.
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