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Building a Paver Path

| April 9, 2015
Building a Paver Path

There are several different ways to create garden paths, but one of the most attractive is to use pavers.

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Replacing a Cracked or Spalled Brick

| April 9, 2015
Replacing a Cracked or Spalled Brick

If you live in an old brick built house, it is inevitable that at some point some of the bricks will need replacing. Assuming that the area to be replaced is not too large this is a relatively easy job.

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Cutting Bricks and Blocks

| April 9, 2015
Cutting Bricks and Blocks

Cutting bricks or blocks cleanly and accurately takes a little practice, but once you have the knack you should be able to chop them in half quickly and easily. There are many occasions when you may need to cut bricks or blocks ┬áin half or trim them to fit particular areas of a wall or […]

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Repointing Brick Walls

| February 8, 2013

The natural action of wind and rain will cause mortar between the bricks of your house to loosen, crumble and wear down. This not only looks bad but can also allow water to penetrate the bricks.

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Spanning Openings in Brick Walls

| June 18, 2011
Spanning Openings in Brick Walls

When planning on adding a doorway or window to a brick wall, you need to make sure that the wall does not lose its strength. Window and door frames are not designed to carry heavy loads so you should always support the opening with a lintel.

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