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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    I want to install slate tile in a hallway and a foyer (entrance to a raised ranch). I came across the L360 and L720 stiffness (or deflection) grades. However, most of the information I have found relates to room installation where the length of the joists is large, making it necessary to have a...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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
  5. 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...
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