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  • Keeping an Eye on Chimneys

    Though it's but a single element, a chimney can do much to enhance a house's overall design. In its materials and form — how it rises and terminates — a successful chimney respects the context of the surrounding home.

  • Do Brick-Veneer Weeps Need Screens?

    Q: hen installing weep holes in brick veneer, should I worry about insects or mice getting in through the openings? I've seen advertisements for manufactured weep-hole covers, which seem like a good idea if this is actually a problem, but a waste of time

  • Waterproofing Under a Stone Countertop

    Q: Is it okay to use Schluter's Kerdi material as a waterproofing membrane beneath a stone countertop? Because it's flexible, I plan to use it to cover the plywood substrate on top of the cabinets, and then turn it up the wall a few inches so that I can w

  • Supporting Brick Veneer On Wood Framing

    When you can't support brick veneer on a masonry foundation, code allows you to use steel angles bolted to the framing - with strict limitations.

  • Block-Laying Basics

    Masonry techniques aren't hard to learn and can be valuable on small jobs

  • Products

    Basement finishing; brick & masonry; hvac grilles & registers

  • 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.

  • On the Job: Membrane Deck Flashing

    Membrane deck flashing; quick brick shelf

  • Building Brick Stairs

    A long-lasting set of masonry steps starts with a solid base and includes good drainage

  • Flashing an Entry Door

    For doors with applied casings, simple flashings made from self-healing membrane serve the same purpose as fins