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Brick Porch Repair

5 Signs Your Brick Patio Needs Repair

Brick patios add a touch of charm and beauty to any patio. But even when installed and cared for correctly, even the highest quality bricks …

Stone Veneer

Does Stone Veneer Add Value to Your Home?

In a word, yes. In fact, it gives you one of the highest rates of return out of all the work you could do to …

Brick Paver with Grass

How to Prevent Weeds from Growing Between Paving Bricks

Are you tired of seeing weeds and grass between your paving bricks? Pulling weeds by hand is back-breaking work, and many homeowners find themselves doing …

Fireproof brick

Are Bricks Fireproof? Discover Something Most Don’t Know

Having bricks on your house could reduce your risk of a house fire. Before you light a torch against your siding, you need to know …

Can You Hang Christmas Decorations on a Brick House?

Can You Hang Christmas Decorations on a Brick House?

Brick is notorious for being difficult to adhere to, but that doesn’t mean you have to limit your seasonal decorating on a brick house. All …

Brick Mortar

Natural Mortar vs. Colored Mortar

The color of your mortar has a dramatic impact on the overall appearance of your masonry. It can create contrast or bring out accent colors …

Raining on Brick Wall

What Are Brick Weep Holes?

Have you ever noticed missing mortar near the bottom of your brickwork? It may look like the masons forgot to install mortar between certain brick …

Painting Brick Pavers

Can You Paint Paving Bricks?

If you don’t like the way your brick pavers look, you may be tempted to paint them. This is certainly an option to consider, but …

Using Brick Pavers on Patio

Should I Use Full Bricks or Paving Bricks for My Patio?

Getting ready to add a patio to your backyard? If so, you may love the look of custom brick patios. The question is: what types …

Backyard Landscaping with Brick Pavers

How to Enhance Your Landscaping with Paving Bricks

Do you have gorgeous landscaping that gets lost against your house? Does your backyard feel like an endless field of untapped potential? Paving bricks can …

Suburban Backyard Patio

Pro Tips to Plan Your Summer Outdoor Makeover

Ready to dress up your backyard this summer? We’ve got some hot tips to help you relax and entertain all summer long. Check out these …

Closeup of Brick Paving in Spring

Plan Your Spring Brick Paving Projects

Spring has officially sprung, and with that comes a slew of outdoor projects. You may already have a plan for your spring gardening and cleaning, …

Brick Porch with Awning

Concrete Porch Makeover Ideas for 2023

Does your concrete porch feel boring, outdated, or out of style? Consider this your sign to get a porch makeover. A few simple refreshes can …

Brick Wall with Crack

Why Brick Walls Crack (And How to Fix Them)

Drive through any city in the U.S., and you’ll likely see cracked brick walls. This is common here in Michigan because of our intense freeze-thaw …

Wet Stamped Concrete Porch

How to Make Your Brick Porch Slip-Resistant

Are you worried about falling on your porch? Older porches come with many trip hazards, such as uneven concrete and pavers. Perhaps an even bigger …

Woman Tuckpointing Brick on House

How Much Does It Cost to Patch Brick

Do you have damaged bricks that need to be repaired or replaced? If so, you may be wondering how much it costs to patch brick. …

Chimney Repair with Caulk Gun

Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Chimney Repair?

A damaged chimney is a safety hazard. Instability leads to collapse. Leaks lead to water damage. The sooner you can repair your chimney, the safer …

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 …