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Massachusetts Masonry Contractor Completes Repairs on a Priceless Sculpture Massachusetts Masonry Contractor Completes Repairs on a Priceless Sculpture

The art of using a diamond saw, coring bit, and tension rod to stabilize a 2,000-year-old marble statue. Read more

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Rebuilding a Chimney Top Rebuilding a Chimney Top

Stainless anchors and pressure-injected grout form a strong bond with the original masonry. Read more

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Brick Staining

Q. Some of the brickwork on a house I built has developed a white stain that resembles efflorescence but is limited to only two areas: a mailbox and a window. The gutter above the window overflows occasionally, but the water doesn't appear to actually fal Read more

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Working Off a Forklift

Q: Is there any legal way to work off the forks of an all-terrain forklift - for instance, in a steel cage that's safely secured to and supported by the forks? Read more

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How to Dismantle a 400-Year-Old Fireplace How to Dismantle a 400-Year-Old Fireplace

There is currently a major expansion and remodeling program taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Read more

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