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Building a Vaulted Ceiling Without Support

This highly skilled mason shows how it’s possible to build a complex brick vault without using falsework. More

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Replacing a Patio's Brick Border

For best results, use the right kind of brick and the appropriate type of mortar. More

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Challenging Tradition: New Materials May Lead To A Code Change

Strategies for avoiding failure More

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Weather Resistive Barrier Behind Brick Veneer

Because brick is highly porous, installing the proper WRB is critical to protecting the sheathing. More

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Bosch SDS-Plus Mortar Knives

A new attachment for an SDS-plus rotary hammer makes chipping out old mortar a lot... More

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Retrofitting an Oversize Door in Structural Brick

A row house gets a new, 900-pound, triple-glazed slider. More

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A Shop-Built Bay Window

A template simplifies the math for the hybrid frame. More

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Masonry Through-Wall Flashing at Windows

Enclosing an open second-story deck above a kitchen with through-wall flashing... More

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