Blog

Home » Blog
Closeup of painting brick wall with white paint roller.

Don’t Fall for the Painted Brick House Trend (It’s a Trap!)

Painted brick houses have become increasingly popular in the last decade. In fact, there are entire Pinterest boards dedicated to painted brick house ideas. These …

Man Inspecting Brick Chimney and Fireplace

Chimney Care: Get Your Chimney Ready for Winter

The weather is finally cooling down, and it will soon be fireplace season in Michigan. Before you load the fireplace with wood, you need to …

Cultured Stone Porch

Should My ADU Have a Separate Patio?

An accessory dwelling unit (ADU) can add tons of value to your property, and it can supplement your monthly income. If you’re trying to maximize …

Before and After of Brick Pavers for Deck Landing

Deck Stair Landing Options – How to Dress up Your Deck Landing

If your deck sits a few feet above the ground, you likely have stairs leading to the yard or areas below. You’re going to need …

Brick Paver Restoration Before and After

How Can I Make My Pavers Look Like New Again?

If your pavers look old and dirty, you may not need to replace them. Sometimes a thorough cleaning can completely transform old materials. Learn how …

Block paving with half jet washed and half still dirty

How to Clean Brick Paving

Brick paving looks beautiful, but the porous pavers collect dirt over time. All it takes are some simple cleaning steps to revitalize your pavers and …

Modern outdoor kitchen that has been freshly built

How to Design an Outdoor Living Space

Outdoor living has always been a priority for homeowners, but it became even more popular in the 2020s. The pandemic forced everyone to stay home …

A close-up of caulking concrete and brick with caulk gun

Can You Repair Bricks with Caulk?

Cracks in bricks can lead to water infiltration, which causes further brick damage and a whole slew of problems. If you’re looking for a quick …

Before and After of Cultured Stone Work On House

Cultured Stone Design Tips

Love the look of cultured stone, but you’re just not sure how to use it? Manufactured stone veneer can be used on almost any vertical …

Covered patio with chairs and fireplace

Tips for Cultured Stone Fireplace Refacing

Want a fireplace refresh with a big wow factor? Looking for an inexpensive way to create a focal point in your home? Whether you have …

snow covered shrubbery in front of large brick house

7 Brick Porch Safety Tips for Winter

The winter months can turn your otherwise stable porch into a slippery slope. You can’t control the weather, but you can control how you react …

Newly Finished Brick Paver Patio in Novi MI

What’s the Difference between a Porch and a Patio?

Grillin’ on the patio. Sittin’ on the porch. These two structures often serve similar purposes, but are they one in the same? What’s the difference …

Before and After Paver Restoration

Paver Restoration vs. New Pavers

If your pavers are past their prime, you may be considering an all new setup. Before you jump into that though, have you considered reusing …

Outdoor patio with fireplace and lounging.

5 Outdoor Entertaining Patio Design Tips

Turn your backyard into the ultimate entertainment space with a strategic patio design. All it takes is some simple tweaks and proactive planning to make …

Home with porch repair and brick steps.

How Much Does It Cost for Porch Repair in Detroit Michigan?

Your porch is one of the first impressions visitors get of your home. It defines a large portion of your curb appeal and shows just …

Before and After Brick Paver Sealing

How to Restore Color on Faded Pavers

If your concrete pavers are fading, you don’t necessarily have to replace them. Concrete pavers are not colored all the way through like brick pavers, …

Concrete Driveway Before and After

When Should I Replace My Driveway?

Does your driveway look a little worse for wear? Are you tired of seeing a patchwork of concrete near your home’s façade? If so, you …

Brick Steps Repaired Before and After

How to Prevent Bricks from Deteriorating

Worried about the bricks on your property? This is a common concern for older buildings because the bricks have experienced decades of wear and tear. …

Brick Paver Patio with Red Brick

Which Pavers Are Best for Patios?

If you want to build a new patio or upgrade your existing patio, pavers are an excellent option. They’re available in a range of colors, …

Study Shows High ROI for Cultured Stone in Michigan

Study Shows High ROI for Cultured Stone in Michigan

For any home improvement project, value is always a factor. You want it to look great and function well, but how is it going to …

Common Signs of Chimney Damage

Common Signs of Chimney Damage

A damaged chimney is a huge safety hazard. This structure is responsible for directing smoke out of the home and keeping unwanted moisture from creeping …

What Causes Mortar Cracking? (And How You Can Fix It)

Most exterior brick surfaces experience mortar cracking over time. Some cracks are relatively minor, while others are signs of more serious home repairs. How can …

Is a Brick Driveway Cheaper Than Concrete?

Is a Brick Driveway Cheaper Than Concrete?

Whether you’re looking to replace your cracked driveway or get a driveway for a new build, there are many hardscaping options to choose from. Brick …