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More stories about Brick

  • The Case of the Leaky Sunspace and the Brick Wall

    For years water dripped into offices housed in a glass enclosure -- for days after rainstorms had stopped. Do you know why and how to fix it?

  • Troubleshooting Brick Veneer

    Diagnose the flashing flaws that allow moisture to get into the cavity and ruin sheathing, framing, and interior finishes, then correct them once and for all.

  • Reusing Salvaged Brick

    Old bricks are risky for exterior use; save them for interior projects, and use the proper mortar

  • Stabilizing a Brick Facade

    something about brick and the Paul Revere Apartments

  • Retrofitting a Steel Header

    Installing the two-piece assembly one C-channel at a time made it easier to support the masonry while opening the wall.

  • Eco-Friendly Brick and Block

    Masonry products made with sustainable manufacturing methods.

  • Remodeling in Masonry

    Two projects illustrate how a methodical approach and careful details keep old walls from crumbling.

  • OX-DU10 Superfast Diamond Saw Blades Cut Steel, Brick, Stone, and Concrete

    Diamond circular saw blades cut metals, masonry and more

  • Installing a Split Column

    During a recent remodeling project in Houston, we demolished a structurally defective balcony that had been supporting the corner of a roof. In its place we installed an 18 1/2-foot-long 4x4 steel post that extends from the soffit down to ground level.

  • Lightweight Green Pavers

    Vast's Composite Pavers are made almost entirely from recycled materials - mostly scrap tires and plastic bottles - and weigh one-third as much as traditional brick or concrete.