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drilling a red brick wall
Drill Into a Brick Wall in 7 Steps

This opens up some beautiful design options.

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Brick FAQs

Why should I buy a brick home? Nothing else can match the classic beauty and elegance of a brick

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Answers to Your Brick Questions #2

Q. I am removing a sunroom the previous owners installed. I have no idea what they were thinking, because

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Answers to Your Brick Questions #3

Q. I would like to try to repair my porch. It has a concrete slab on top and the face beneath is brick.

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Answers to Your Brick Questions #1

Q. Can anyone tell me the feasibility of using bricks or blocks to basically make a 10 feet high x 20

A home with a chimney.
Brick Chimney Care: How to Lime-Bleed a Chimney

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

A shell of creosote buildup from a stove pipe.
How to Make Your Own Creosote Remover

Get rid of built up creosote in your chimney and fireplace on your own.

lit and landscaped stone driveway
Heat a Driveway: Hydronic vs. Electric Systems

Understand the pros and cons of these options.

Multicolored brick wall
Essential Tools for Brick Masonry Work

Seven common brick masonry tools and equipment you'll likely need for your next masonry project.

a large brick home
How to Convert a Frame Home to a Brick Home

This is a major project—think carefully before committing.

exterior brick wall
How to Lay Brick House Siding

Brick siding is easier to install than ever before.

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When Your Home is a Brick Home

A brick home is beauty you can bank on. That's because, unlike any other material, brick combines universal

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Come See the Greener Side of Brick

As we enter a new millennium, more emphasis is being placed on preserving and protecting the world's

How to Put Wood Siding over Brick

Wood siding can make a home more attractive.

An exterior brick veneer.
Exterior Brick Veneer: Pros and Cons

Brick veneers are also called brick faces since their external appearance is almost identical to that of conventional bricks.

A brick fireplace.
How to Score and Cut Brick

Do you need to cut brick to fit an odd end or an angle?

A man installs siding.
How to Put Vinyl Siding over Brick

Putting vinyl siding over brick is harder than it looks. Here's what you need to know to do it.

person laying bricks and mortar
Running Bond vs Stack Bond: Pros and Cons

Bricks can be a very durable option if constructed properly.

gloved hand holding a sandblaster
How to Sandblast Brick Stone Siding

Be aware of safety precautions to avoid injury.