Stone & Slate

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How to Mortar Stone

Using mortar to build a stone wall holds the wall together and prevents the stones from shifting. Without mortar, the wall eventually falls apart.

A close up on stone.
Stone Wall Repair in 5 Steps

You can do most stone wall repairs yourself. The following do it yourself guide will provide you with some handy pro building tips.

A stone facade.
Stone Maintenance, Care, and Repair

Stone is often used for fireplaces, hearths, and accent walls in the home.

corner fireplace with river rock surround
Constructing A River Rock Fireplace

River rock makes an excellent natural accent for fireplaces. This expert guide will show you how to build it yourself like the pros.

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How to Level a Stone Walkway

A stone walkway is not only a practical but also provides an attractive decorative element leading to

A stone fire pit.
How to Age Stone

Six easy steps to giving your stone masonry that nice aged look.

A stone wall.
How to Drill Into a Stone Wall

Four steps to safely drilling a hole into your stone wall.

Stone patio floors.
3 Tips to Give Stone a Wet Look

Stone is a popular choice in many applications, such as flooring, countertops, and even some walls. This guide will show you how to give your stone a wet look.

Mixing a small batch of concrete for a footer.
How to Build a Column Footing

Learn how to pour proper concrete footings for your columns and never worry about them sinking again.

house with stone siding
Cobblestone House: Pros and Cons

Building a cobblestone house is both laborious and rewarding

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How to Install Flagstone Flooring

Flagstone flooring is actually nothing new and it has been used for centuries both inside and outside

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How to Build a Fieldstone Wall

Fieldstone walls are a beautiful addition to any property and once constructed require little to no maintenance.

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How to Build a Limestone Wall

Building a limestone wall is a nice way to create a new sighting line in your garden. At the same time,

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How to Seal a Limestone Fireplace

The need to seal limestone is important for anyone who has a limestone fireplace. Since limestone is

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4 Tips for Spreading Pea Gravel

Pea gravel is a common material used for landscaping. It basically refers to a gravel mix that consists

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How to Install Stone Veneer Siding

Stone veneer siding gives you the same look as natural stone, but it costs less and is easier for a homeowner

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How to Install Natural Stone Veneer on a Chimney

A natural stone veneer can be a great addition to any home. What follows should give you enough information

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How to Install Flagstone Steps

Flagstone steps can be an excellent addition to any home. You will find that they last for a long time

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How to Lay Flagstone

There are many different books and articles that teach people how to lay flagstone for their patios and

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How to Make a Pea Gravel Walkway

Pea gravel is a type of a walkway that is very easy to install and beautiful to have. You will find that

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Can Quarry Dust Replace Sand in a Cement Mix?

As the ability to use natural sand in cement mixtures declines, there has been an increased interest

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Can slate floor tiles be installed outdoors?

If you want to install your slate floor tiles to your outdoor patio or deck, then you will need to follow

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How to Seal a Vertical Sandstone Wall

If you want to have a sandstone wall in your garden, then you may be anxious to weatherproof it. Weatherproofing

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How to Reinforce Stone Retaining Walls

Stone retaining walls are commonly used to hold back a higher elevation of landscape in order to create

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How to Repair an Outdoor Limestone Wall

A limestone wall can be an ideal way to enclose a garden, providing a strong and solid barrier at the

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How to Install Slate Pavers

Though undoubtedly one of the most expensive materials for paving a patio or garden walkway, slate pavers

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How to Make Slate Table Mats

Slate table mats are a unique innovation for your modern table setting. Table mats are one of the important

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How to Build a Slate Table Top

A slate table top can last for a long time as compared to its wooden counterpart. It also makes your

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How to Harden Pea Gravel

A pea gravel path always looks attractive in a garden. The problem, however, is that it won’t keep

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How to Seal Cantera Stone Tile

Cantera stone is a very popular type of material for your floor both inside and outside the home. Cantera

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How to Seal Sandstone Pavers

Sandstone pavers are very porous in nature, which makes them very easy to stain and difficult to seal.

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How to Repair Chipped Pebble Paving

Pebble paving is very common these days. You must have seen this across many swimming pools, entries