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  1. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Three Questions: 1. What’s going on with this corner? What do I tell the subcontractors? It looks horrible. 2. They pot the stone over the trim and now you can see the sides of the stone. They came back and added more mortar to fill in the gaps but I don’t know why they didn’t stop the stone at...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    I needed to replace a rotted porch column and took the chance to dig up the old leaning footing and put in a new one with a 12” wide sonotube below the frostline. Previously, the old concrete footing was just showing(hideous). Now, I want to wrap the bottom with something. I am basically...
  3. Home Theater
    Hi all. I’m redoing my fireplace and installing 1.25" thick stone veneer wall and want to plan for tv install above fireplace as well. Debating between these options: 1. Leaving a space in the stone wall for tv mount (looking at drop mount so space would be fairly large) 2. Install full...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hello, I am building a new natural gas fire pit in my backyard that will be installed in the center of a new paver patio. My wife and I went to our local hardscape supply store to order the materials. Our plan was to build a custom-sized stone fire pit based on BellaVista Stonegate...
  5. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I just refaced a red brick fireplace with fieldstone stone veneer. I would like to use a color enhancer to "brighten" the stone. Does anyone out there have a suggestion as to what product might be the best. Menards has a product called Miracle 511 but the guy I talked to was a kid and didn't...
  6. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi I am getting new concrete getting poured at my house. I am also doing a small sitting area i am going to do after the concrete is cured. I am new to building cinder block walls so i wanted to know if i should have vertical rebar put into the concrete when being poured for better structure...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Do you install fireplace door before laying stone veneer or after the fact? Suppose you do it "BEFORE", then the installation is clear, you just screw that metal frame to the bricks from inside. Here is my confusion though - doors will be almost (~1/4") flush with the bricks with metal...
  8. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    I'm looking for ideas on how to finish the edge of my fireplace. The only thing I'm coming up with in my own brain is a piece of wood to trim or cap off that end. I'd like to hear from anyone else that has done similar work to give a good clean finished look. The trim piece will end at the...
  9. General DIY Discussions
    My husband and I own a 7 year old townhouse, bought brand new from the builder. We have done some updates including hardwood floors in the living room. After a bad storm we noticed the floorboards were buckling. My husband is handy and he pulled off the baseboard, cut off the bottom of the...
  10. Flooring
    Hi all, Looking for advice. I know this may not be the right forum, but I am looking for advice about tiling and this is where most of the experts seem to hang. I am looking to install stacked stone tile on my fireplace (vented gas/wood-burning), basically from the floor all the way to the...
  11. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    My wife has become become obsessed with doing something about our tile fireplace (see pic). It actually doesn't bother me too much. Anyway, she would like to do some sort of stone veneer. I would rather not go through the process of removing the old tile, as I imagine that I would tear up the...
  12. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    I've built a circular fire pit using cinder blocks 6x8x16 and then mortaring manufactured stone veneer to the outside. Since it is such a small circle this was not an easy task, but I did finish. My question now is on putting the top cap on to finsh it off. the top cap is straight and measures...
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