Brick Instruction

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Repairing a Frost-Damaged Brick Patio Border

John Carroll explains how to prep the surface, choose the right bricks and mortar,... More

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Best WRB Behind Brick Veneer?

Why a conventional house wrap is the wrong choice for use as the weather resistive... More

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Q&A: Creating a Non-Combustible Wall Behind a Gas Stove

What's the best way to create a non-combustible surface behind a gas stove in a living room? More

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Stabilizing a Brick Exterior

Unstable brick is tied to the floor framing with standard hold downs, threaded rod... More

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Reusing Salvaged Brick

John Carroll explains why old brick is best used on interior projects, where it... More

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Retrofitting a Brick Wall With Insulation

How to meet energy code requirements for insulation while providing drainage... More

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Do Brick Veneer Weeps Need Screens?

If the wall behind the veneer is detailed properly, critters shouldn't be able to... More

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How to Flash a Chimney to an Exterior Wall

Here's a leakproof detail for the tricky joint between an exterior masonry chimney... More

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Q&A: Best Materials for Poolside Deck

Q: What is the best decking material to use around pools? We have used CCA-treated... More

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