How to Know When Masonry Restoration Is Needed

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All brick and stone masonry structures need to be restored eventually. There are a few signs to pay attention to in order to know when restoration is necessary. Sometimes it can be as simple as replacing only a few units that have been damaged, but sometimes more serious restoration I needed, which is the case…

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Don’t Get Concrete Blocks and Poured Concrete Mixed up

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Concrete is the basis of almost every foundation. It is sturdy and highly cost-effective. You can choose between concrete blocks and poured concrete. They both have different advantages and qualities.   Concrete blocks are the cheaper of both options. They run anywhere between 95 cents to 3 dollars per square foot, while the poured version…

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Reasons You Should Get a Concrete Driveway

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  Whether you want a concrete driveway or walkway, you can be certain you will be getting a fine product that lasts for years. Many properties utilize concrete for its durability. There are plenty of other substances you can get your walkway or driveway made out of, but you should seriously consider the advantages of…

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Learn About all Your Masonry Options

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For an exterior wall finish, you have plenty of options. A variety of masonry techniques can be employed to give your house a unique aesthetic that is certain to catch the attention of passersby. While there are numerous options, three tend to be the most popular. Those include stone, brick and manufactured materials.   Stone…

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Find a Bricklaying Champ for Your Next Masonry Project

You have dreamed about a new stone patio, flagstone fireplace, brick fireplace or other extensive masonry project long enough. You decide it is time to get started, and you are going to need to find the right masonry contractor to get the job done right. Hiring a professional to do major brick, stone or tile…

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How Porous Paving Enhances Hardscaping

Hardscaping comprises the manmade features in a landscaping project, as opposed to softscaping such as vegetation. Since hardscaping involves features such as walkways, decks, paths, driveways, stairs and walls, the choice of material is of primary importance for both functional and aesthetic reasons. It used to be that materials weren’t porous; that is, they didn’t…

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Hardscape Helps Make Your Landscaping Plans More Concrete

When people think of landscaping, they might imagine beautiful plants and trees surrounded by a few borders. They might see a patio with a walkway to their pool. The softer elements of their landscape are the plants, grass and trees. Hardscape makes up the rest, providing the underlying form and structure for the greenery and…

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Tips on Chimney Maintenance and Installation

In general, chimney installation and maintenance should really be handled only by professionals. This is simply because of the risks and safety hazards involved. However, as the homeowner, you should still understand the basics of caring for and maintaining your chimney. This will help you to know when you need to call in a professional.…

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The Benefits of Hardscaping With Concrete

Hardscaping elements can help to add life to your yard. They are so varied, too. One common element is concrete. It can be used in many different ways to create new areas in your yard and to decorate. Using concrete offers many benefits, too.   Cost One of the least expensive materials you can use…

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Hardscape Ideas for Your Small Backyard

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The hardscape elements of your landscaping are those things that are basically the elements that are not plants, trees or other vegetation. The hardscape elements can include sprinklers, concrete pavers, walls and rocks. When you have a small backyard, though, you may be thinking that you can’t incorporate hardscaping because there just isn’t enough room.…

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