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Masonry-related tips and stories
What is concrete?
Ever wonder what concrete is really made of? Read this and find out.
Tie A Mason Line Knot
Pour a Perfect Concrete Slab
Replace An Aging Stoop
Matching Grout Colors and Caulk Colors
How To Remove Tile From a Concrete Floor
Scraping off tile that's been installed over concrete floor is a tough job, but the...
Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws
No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires...
How To Replace a Load-Bearing Post
In this story we'll show you the best tools and methods for lifting and shoring...
18 Tips for Working with Self-Leveling Underlayment
We’ll show you the step-by-step process to achieve a perfectly flat and level underlayment...
Build Concrete Steps
Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.
How To Mix Thinset (VIDEO)
In this, video Sal DiBlasi, a flooring expert showcases what he thinks is the absolute...
Game-Changing Products From the Baltimore Remodeling Show and Deck Expo
Watch this video for a look at some of the cool new products Matt Risinger...
Fasten to concrete (VIDEO)
In this video, Scott Wadsworth shares close to a dozen methods for attaching structures to...
Concrete Flashing Details
Find out the best way to install flashing on a concrete stoop.
PRO TIP: Cut Down On Dust
Dust in the air= dust in your lungs. Check out this tip for cutting down...
Working With Bagged Concrete
Mixing concrete can be a difficult and messy proposition. But it doesn't' have to be....
Square vs. Round Concrete Stakes
Square or Round Concrete Stakes?
Master the Art Of Subway Tile
Subway tiles are a great way to give a bathroom a brand new look. Here's...
No muss, no fuss grouting To paraphrase Rodney Dangerfield, grout gets no respect. Grout can...
12 Tips for Bending Metal with a Bending Brake
A metal brake is the tool for bending custom metal flashing and decorative trim. Every...
How to Pour a Concrete Apron
We followed a concrete crew for the day in order to find out the process...
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Prep for Crack-Free Concrete
The most important steps for a concrete slab installation are completed before the concrete truck...