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Locating structural concrete foundation problems

Before you begin a remodeling project on a basement, carefully inspect the foundation for any sign of structural concrete foundation problems. Look at a concrete foundation from inside and outside to tell if it’s plumb and level. Slight variations are normal, but foundation walls should not be visibly bowed or leaning.  Check all doors and windows; […]

How to lay a brick patio

Lavish outdoor living spaces are very popular with homeowners, and many of them begin with a brick patio, often large and multi-leveled. To ensure these outdoor additions deliver the luxury and quality homeowners want, many are having the work done by professionals. Here’s how to lay a brick patio and provide your customers with a […]

Working with wet cement

More than 1 million American workers in 30 occupations are exposed to the dangers of wet cement, a component in concrete, mortar, plaster, stucco and terrazzo. Masonry workers lose 2.5 times more work days due to skin problems than the national average and concrete workers lose 7 times the average. Unfortunately, too often the hazards […]

How to install brick veneer

Brick veneer provides the same beauty and appearance as traditional bricks, but it is actually more durable, is easier to repair and provides better insulation. Plus, brick veneer generally costs far less than solid brick. Here is how to install brick veneer. There are basically two types of brick veneer: anchored and adhered. An anchored […]

How to remove efflorescence stains from brick

Efflorescence, that white stain that appears on brick, is caused as salt and lime dissolve in the water in the brick, particularly in new bricks. Here is how to remove efflorescence stains from brick.

Tips for replacing spalling bricks

Spalling brick is brick that is deteriorating because moisture has penetrated the brick. When the water is too much for the brick to handle, the brick breaks apart or spalls. Here are some tips for replacing spalling bricks. There are several causes for spalling brick. If you live in a cold area the porous surface of […]

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