Bruce Zaretsky

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Installing a Green Roof Installing a Green Roof

Interlocking pre-grown panels add little dead load to the roof. Read more

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Laying a Flagstone Terrace Laying a Flagstone Terrace

For a smooth surface, cut the stones to fit and float them into place. Read more

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Building a Stone Retaining Wall Building a Stone Retaining Wall

Fully settled subsoils, a well-compacted base of crushed stone, and good drainage are essential for long-lasting results. Read more

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Anchoring a Railing To Stone

Q. Anchoring a Railing To Stone I need to secure the base of a wrought-iron handrail to an exterior granite landing. My plan is to drill holes into the stone and use anchors. What's the best way to do this without cracking the stone, and what should I use for anchors? I am concerned that wedge anchors might cause cracks. Read more

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