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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi All – I have a 12′ by 18′ brick garage that we assume it was built in the 1920s. The walls are just brick with no supports. When we bought the house 10 years ago, the weight of the structure had blown out the windows. Since then, I added some 4×6 columns and support beams about to relieve the...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I have a small utility shed that is actually made out of cinderblock and I want to put a brick veneer over the cinderblock. The brick veneer is 1/4" brick that is like tile. Can I apply this brick directly to the cinder block with thin-set? its a very small area measuring only 35 sqft...
  3. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi, I have an older home with a soft-brick foundation. On one side of the house, with the partial basement, there is a sister wall of concrete blocks. This is where is water leaks in when we have heavy rains. I plan to build up the sidewalk and reroute the water flow. When I started to clear...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    I am renovating our garage into a gym, and picked up this heavy (100lbs+) mirror. How can I safely mount this onto a brick wall, without worrying about it coming loose from dropping weights in the room. Thank you.
  5. Building & Construction
    I'm trying to brick-match this white-painted brick chimney for a porch project (before and after painting pics at link--previous owner painted them). At the top, the bricks look like common red modular bricks but as you can see at the bottom of the chimney they look almost like they're...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a 1962 split level ranch transformed and remodeled several times over 60 years. Not a care was given to insulation, heat loss, or logic. Im a plumber so please forgive me if im not great with structural/insulating terminology and practices Im in Long Island, NY. I believe zone 4A. Im...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi folks, My home's original owner opened a hole through the block foundation for walk-in access to the crawlspace. He didn't support the brick above which spans 28 inches. Fortunately, it hasn't moved, but I'd like to recondition the opening, to restore a smooth, plumb surface, and install a...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This wall separating gardens and the driveway has been moving more every year and i dont have any ideas on what can be done, looks like the past owners caulked it up but it just keeps getting worse, any suggestions?
  9. Building & Construction
    Hey, I'm new here :) I live in Germany, in an over 100 years old building. The inner walls are made of some really crappy material, some sort of red bricks with gravel texture, that makes the drilling very sloppy. I try hanging a pull-up bar and when I inserted the dowels (should fit the wall...
  10. Painting
    Hey everyone, I'm looking to paint a sign on exterior brick for a retail space. The paint would have to be removable based on the landlord's request. Does anyone know if this is possible? And what type of paint to use? Or potentially an alternative solution. Thanks so much.
  11. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We have uncovered an old (100+ years) brick wall in our bathroom renovation project. It's an interior brick wall on the side of our house that is built up against the row house next door. It's in good shape and there's no exterior moisture to worry about. I want to seal and paint it white so I...
  12. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I have a 15"x9"x2.25" stone house number that I want to install on my house. I would like to remove some brick from the house and install the house number where the brick was. The location is a corner of the house near the garage door opening. Is this ok? Or will I compromise the strength of...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    While my question is not strictly DIY, I think I can still ask it. If I have a small 30' X 30' house that is a single story, how much would it cost to brick the exterior (approximately)? I'm not overly concerned with how it looks. It can be thick around the windows. I guess a foundation...
  14. Building & Construction
    Hey All! Excited to join the community, this is my first post. I'm JP, hail from California, and when it's not burning I do some building projects. This question is about one that I don't know how to finish. As you (hopefully) can see in the pictures, I have installed a cedar arbor on our...
  15. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, Our house's previous owners thought it would look cool to lay slate tile over brick on our front door stairs, but the tile is always coming off and it's just too much maintenance. So we want to remove the tile and I was wondering if there is an easy way to get grout off brick? Thanks!
  16. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    We moved into a house built in the 1950's. One of the former owners covered about 1/2 of the walls on the "finished" side of the basement in grooved brick, which makes the already-dark basement much darker. The grooves in the brick are about 1/2 an inch deep, so painting would not only be...
  17. Roofing/Siding
    Hello, I noticed some bees getting between the sidings and the brick exterior (please see pictures). Is this gap supposed to be sealed/caulked? If yes, what is the best material to use for a clean finish? Thanks
  18. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey all, when I first moved into my condo, I wanted to cut an opening in the exterior brick wall so I could install a dog door. It took me six months of exhausting work and ended up with brick dust covering everything. This was mostly because I took the approach it's better to ask for...
  19. General DIY Discussions
    The firebrick (refractory brick) in my old fireplace was badly crumbling away so I decided to replace it. I bought a bunch of new refractory brick from a local mason and also some Heat Stop mortar I plan to use. After pulling down the old brick, I ran into an issue. 2 of the 3 walls (left...
  20. General DIY Discussions
    i want to build a removable gazebo off my back porch. my porch is elevated approx 4 ft off the ground. the base is brick. i had an idea that i would build a pocket or lip toward the top of the base with hardware to hold the 2 x 4 or 4 x 4 in the pocket. i think i want the pocket to be made of...
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