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  1. Building new natural stone fire pit.

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am looking to build a natural stone fire pit area. Looking to use like a rounded tumbled rocks and decomposed granite for the surround. I was thinking about dry stacking it. I was wondering if using fire brick and morter joints would be a better option and look better. Here are some examples...
  2. Retaining wall filler and questions

    Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I had a retaining wall built recently and have two questions. The blocks are trapezoidal with two large holes (see pics). First, I was advised that I should fill the wall with concrete sand (to extent possible), so about half is filled, but I'm beginning to doubt it's necessary. The wall goes...
  3. Ready to install fireplace ledger stone...

    Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I am remodeling my den and have all the drystack ledger stone ready to install. I need some advice on starting the first row next to the hardwoods. 1. Should the floor act as support? THanks for any return ideas or advice. All ideas welcome. mark
  4. Need Help with a backsplash job (interlocking natural stone sheets)

    Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hi All I'm new around here and in dire need for help... I am s=installing these tiles I bought in a back splash in my kitchen... one of the reasons I went for this one besides the look is because they don't need grouting, just a sealer... since they are not going to be near water I thought it...