Brick Projects

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A front yard with a brick-edged planter.
Brick Garden Edging Installation

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

A trowel resting on top of a cinder block wall with mortar.
Essential Masonry Tools

A diverse toolkit is vital to any DIY project involving masonry.

The construction of a cinder block wall.
Pro Tips for Constructing a Block Wall

Make the most of this DIY project with these tips that will get you professional results!

DIY a Brick Patio

Want to be the envy of the neighborhood? Install a brick patio -- we show you how in just 10 steps.

A backyard brick built barbecue.
How to Build a Brick Barbecue

8 simple steps for a lifetime of of backyard barbecues.

An outdoor, brick grill on a deck.
7 Tips on Building a Brick Charcoal Grill

Make this project a little easier by following these tips.

rows of bricks
Designing Curved Brick Walkways

Brick walkways can instantly add charm to a living space.

Brick patio
Building a Brick Patio

This is a high-reward DIY project with simple steps.

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Is stone or brick garden edging easier to repair?

Brick garden edging and stone garden edging are both popular choices for garden edgings in all types of homes. Brick edging is usually laid out with the bricks end to end around a flower bed, tree or path. If a brick is out of line or broken, it is just a matter of replacing it by lifting up the old

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Is plastic or brick garden edging easier to install?

Brick garden edging and plastic edging are both popular choices for homeowners to edge their gardens, flower beds and trees. Plastic edging can achieve curves and angles very easily and is held in place by spikes that are driven into the ground. A trench must be dug for the edging to be sunken into.

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Is stone or brick garden edging easier to install?

Brick garden edging is a traditional edging that you will find in many older neighborhoods. It goes well with the classic lines of older homes, brick walkways and older trees and shrubs. Brick edging may be just bricks placed end to end to form an edging or barrier, or it may be bricks that are set

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How to Build Brick Retaining Wall Steps

A brick retaining wall can transform the inclines and unleveled land around your house into flat areas. Along with the brick retaining wall, steps will also enhance the beauty of the landscape and make it convenient for you to reach various areas. It is easier to build the steps when you are constructing

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Is a brick or concrete path more durable?

Between a brick and concrete path, brick is more durable. It can withstand more pressure, and would be the perfect material to use for the paths outside your house. Especially if your pathways experience heavy foot traffic and other heavy objects, using brick would be the better option. It also requires

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How do brick walkways compare to concrete?

Brick walkways are generally more durable than concrete, but cost almost the same. Concrete will crack more easily, as compared to brick, so you have to be extra careful with the weight that it holds every day. In terms of design, however, concrete is more versatile, and can have different colors, textures

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What are the pros and cons of brick walkways?

Brick walkways are very common in houses nowadays, because of their many advantages over other materials. One good thing about them is that they are very durable. They will last a long time, so you don’t have to repair them regularly. In connection to this, since they are very strong, they require

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Are stone or brick paths easier to install?

Installation of either stone or brick paths will require a lot of work and time spent, so this should be expected. However, comparing the 2, it is easier to install a stone path than brick, because you don’t have to be as precise. Brick laying requires precision and exact fitting of the bricks, in

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Are stone or brick paths easier to maintain?

When it comes to maintenance, brick paths are much easier to maintain. They require little to no maintenance at all, because of their durability. However, when the time comes that you do need to repair or replace a portion of your bricks, it will be more difficult, because you need to carefully remove

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How to Create a Faux Brick Wall

- Faux brick wall is an effective and easy way to add life, color and an aesthetic appeal to your home's exterior or interior. Many use lightweight materials like brick veneer or thin bricks for their faux brick walls, and those who live in apartment buildings or lofts use faux brick finishing as an

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Easy Ways to Remove a Brick Veneer Wall

Removing a brick veneer wall doesn't have to be complicated. Some homeowners who are true die-hard do-it-yourselfers are well aware of the love that goes into the upkeep of a house. Choosing to remove a brick veneer wall can seem a daunting task, but here are several easy ways to remove an existing brick

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How to Lay a Brick Veneer Wall

A brick veneer wall can either be installed over currently existing siding, or it can be used on a completely new construction. Laying a brick veneer wall is time-consuming and quite labor intensive. The job requires plenty of patience and a degree of skill in the area. Still, the average DIYer should

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Brick Retaining Wall Repair: Mistakes to Avoid

Retaining wall repair can be a simple and safe project to tackle, even for the novice do-it-yourselfer. The key is to limit your repairs to just those where a portion of the wall is not likely to fail and fall on you, or one where you allow tons of dirt or debris to pour through the wall break. Limit

skillet cooking on a grate over a fire
How to Build a Fire Pit from Brick

This basic DIY task will set your world aflame.

a brick wall with a hand pointing and text saying "nearly there"
How to Repair a Brick Retaining Wall

A brick retaining walls keep soil from collapsing.

brick barbecue being built
Best Materials for Building a Barbecue

There are only a few materials that you need for making one.

gravel and grass separated by paving stones
How to Install Brick Edging

Brick edging is versatile, durable, and easy to DIY.

brick being laid
How to Build Brick Columns

Brick columns are a beautiful addition to any home.

alternating beige and red-orange color brick flooring
How to Install Brick Tile

All you need to get started are these tools and materials.

an orange machine on brick flooring
How to Seal Brick Flooring

With proper sealing, brick flooring is easy to maintain.

Installing Thin Pavers over Concrete

If you have existing concrete and would like pavers, you can install thin brick pavers over your concrete.

How to Install Brick Veneer

Installing a brick veneer onto your home's exterior is a job that generally requires the skills of an experienced brick mason.

How to Build a Stone Barbecue

A stone barbecue can be an ideal tool for cooking in your yard or outdoor area.

How to Build an Adobe Home

An adobe home is one of the most common types of homes in the southwest United States.

A white brick veneer wall.
How to Remove Brick Veneer

You're in for a dusty project but one that can be quick.

tan brick retaining wall
How to Reinforce Brick Retaining Walls

Brick retaining walls are often built with reinforcement already in them. Over time these walls can still become weak.

A close up on a brick wall.
How to Build a Brick Wall

A small brick wall can help separate, define, divide, or add decoration to any property.

How to Build a Curved Brick Retaining Wall

The purpose of a brick retaining wall is to keep the soil that is on an elevated and sloping surface from collapsing.

A brick fireplace hearth.
How to Build a Brick Hearth

A brick hearth is an easy fireplace makeover.

Abode bricks outside.
How to Make Adobe Brick

Everything you need to know to make your own adobe bricks.

Spraying a brick wall with water from a hose
How To Clean Water Stains From Bricks

Get rid of unsightly water stains on your brick surfaces with one product you likely have in your kitchen right now.

Laying bricks and mortar for an outdoor barbeque.
How to Build a Braai

Add some value and class to your backyard with a brand new, DIY braai. This guide will help you do it yourself.

How to Refinish Brick Flooring

Brick flooring is a conventional and widely-reputed flooring option. Brick flooring offers many advantages.

A worker laying bricks into mortar to create a brick wall.
Making Brick Mortar

Although you don’t always have to make your own brick mortar, it’s important to understand how for special DIY projects.

vegetables cooking on a barbecue
How to Build a Gas Barbecue

Use these seven steps to make your own with old parts.

Laying Brick over Concrete

If you have a concrete foundation already in place, laying brick over it becomes a much easier, quicker process.

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How To Replace A Brick Mailbox

Keep your brick mailbox up-to-date with these fixes.