Brick Info

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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.

brick siding in a kitchen
Brick Siding: Advantages And Disadvantages

Brick siding enhances the look of your home.

Brick Veneer

A brick veneer is basically the brick wall you see anywhere on the exterior of a house.

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.

Clay bricks.
Clay Brick Making: Learn the Process

Follow these basic steps to create your first clay bricks.

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How to Sandblast Brick Stone Siding

Be aware of safety precautions to avoid injury.

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Is It Cheaper to Replace Stucco Siding with Brick?

Replacing stucco siding with brick will not generally save you a lot of money. Brick is one of the most

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How to Add Thin Brick to a Stucco Wall

Installing thin brick over stucco can provide you with a look that is very similar to what you could

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Replacing Wood Siding with Brick: A How to Guide

If you replace your old wood siding with brick, you will benefit from a superior siding option that is

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How to Fix the Gap between the Brick Wall and the Siding

Many times, after a while you will experience a gap between your brick and siding. This can be a simple

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How to Install Thin Brick

In order to install thin brick on your own, you should read through the following guidelines. Thin brick

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How to Remove Brick Tiles on Your Floor

Brick tiles that are set up on the floor are very similar to other types of tile floors. In order to

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Pros and Cons of Face Brick in Your Home

Face brick generally refers to open and exposed brick walls that may appear either inside of a home or