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Why Are People Buying Glass Houses?

The benefits are transparent.

Can You Sandblast Paint Off Brick?

You're better off with a chemical stripping agent,

Drill Into a Brick Wall in 7 Steps

This opens up some beautiful design options.

How to Remove a Concrete Walkway

It's a heavy task, but it can make way for more green space.

Sunken Concrete: Repair or Replace?

A sunken slab can be an easy fix or extensive project.

How to Build a Clear Roof

There are a few other key factors in addition to the panels.

Stucco 101

This classic exterior surface is more popular than ever.

Brick Garden Edging Installation

Give your garden beds the ultimate finish by installing a brick border.

How to Acid Wash Limestone

Eat away stains and blemishes.

How to Construct an Exposed Aggregate Concrete Patio

An aggregate patio provides water runoff and visual appeal.

Fieldstone Wall Construction: Mistakes to Avoid

It's a bit more than simply stacking rocks.

Best Concrete Drill for the Home

A concrete drill can have many purposes.

Brick Chimney Care: How to Lime-Bleed a Chimney

It's a good idea to know some basic chimney care.

Building a Concrete Walkway Behind Your House

Concrete can be used to create a beautiful walkway.

Advantages of a Natural Stone Retaining Wall

Put nature to work for you.

Slate Maintenance, Care, and Repair

Slate is quarried stone.

7 Best Uses for Pea Gravel

It's small and rounded, making it perfect for many tasks

How to Cut Concrete Pavers

Don't cut corners on the right technique.

How to Build a Flagstone Wall

A flagstone wall is very easy to build.

Estimate the Cost of a Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Consider the list of supplies, size, and cost.

DIY Stamped Concrete Forms

Create a custom look with stamps.

Cobblestone Walkway vs Gravel or Concrete

What you put underfoot matters.

Building a Sturdy Pier and Beam Foundation

A simple pier and beam foundation is a great alternative.