May 26, 2010

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Cleaning Masonry Surfaces

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If you have an old masonry surface such as concrete, brick, or stone that looks really green, black or both I am going to share with you how you can clean them up.  There are various methods for each surface type so I am going to discuss them all. First you have to gather the[…]

May 20, 2010

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Chimney Rebuilding

If you need chimney repair and it is beyond the point of repair for chimney tuckpointing it must be tore down and rebuilt, and there are a few things that you must do to ensure that your new chimney will last for years to come. The first thing you must do is select the proper building[…]

May 17, 2010

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How to fix Masonry steps

Do you have crumbling, cracked, chipped or just plain old ugly concrete steps at your entrance way, well if you do we are going to talk today on how to fix them and give your entry way a much needed face lift. This was a recent job that I did and I am going to[…]

May 16, 2010

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Tuckpointing Large Buildings

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In todays post we are going to talk about how to tuckpoint a large building.  Tuckpointing a large structure can be a daunting task and should only be attempted by people who have no fear of heights, because you can end up in some scary places especially along the lake where there are strong winds[…]

May 14, 2010

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How to Build A Block Foundation

In today’s post we are going to discuss how to build a concrete block foundation and the tools you will need to complete this task.  You should have a good construction knowledge and be in good physical shape before attempting to do this.  One thing you should do though is have the hole dug and[…]

May 9, 2010

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How to Build a Masonry Mailbox

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Have you ever wanted a masonry mailbox, if you have then your in the right place to learn how to build your very own brick mailbox or a stone mailbox.  I will go over all the materials and tools needed to complete this project and approximate costs. I am going to go over the brick[…]

May 9, 2010

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The Importance of Having Strong Mortar Joints.

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In a few of my previous post I have discussed Brick Tuckpointing, But now I am going to elaborate on why it is so important.  Over the years your masonry structure takes on heavy damage from rain, wind and ice.  Chimney take the most damage because they are exposed on all four sides where as[…]

May 6, 2010

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Tuckpointing a Brick or Stone Wall

If you have an old crumbling brick or stone wall on your home it can become a real eye sore and take away from the value of your home.  In this post we are going to talk about what you can do to tuckpoint your walls and to fix them up.  Tuckpointing brick or tuckpointing[…]

May 5, 2010

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Installing That New Brick Patio

Most people would love to have a brick paver patio in there backyard but don’t want to pay a contractor to do it, If you have the ambition and time you can probabally build one your self for a lot less.  First you need to make sure your yard is compatible to have a paver[…]

May 3, 2010

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Chimney Problems and Repair

A chimneyis probably one of the most ignored and poorly maintained structures on a home mainly because of lack of access and most people have a fear of heights.  Things to watch for if your chimney is having problems is crumbling mortar joints, cracked or broken brick, a cracked or missing crown on top of[…]

May 2, 2010

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So You Want to Be a Mason

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So here you are and you been wanting to start a career in masonry or a related field.  Being a Mason isn’t as easy as it may look to seasoned veteran masons, it requires alot a hard work, physical fitness and you need some creative thinking as well.  Well for starters lets start with the[…]

May 2, 2010

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