Learn how to build with brick, concrete and stone to develop your masonry skills.
How to Cut Concrete
Cutting concrete is a tough job, but it doesn't have to be hard. Whether you're cutting concrete blocks or slabs, walls or floors, here are the easy ways to cut tough concrete.
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How to Fix Concrete Spalling
Is the surface of your concrete driveway, patio or basement floor flaking away? Do the patches get bigger and more numerous each spring? The problem is called concrete spalling, and here's how to fix it—without replacing the entire driveway.
How to Cut Marble
Did you somehow acquire a slab of marble that you need to cut to size? You can use a circular saw and water hose to make all the cuts you need. Here's how.
How to Clean Brick
Is your brick siding covered with hard-water stains from your lawn sprinkler? Here's how to clean them and make the bricks look like new again.
Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor
Restore a pitted concrete garage floor with an easy-to-apply resurfacing product. It'll make the floor look fresh and new again at a modest price.
Drilling Concrete and Installing Fasteners
Concrete screws are the perfect fastener for speedily anchoring objects to concrete. We show you how to drill and drive them quickly and easily, and how to choose the best one for the job.
How to Build a Stone Fire Ring
Build this simple, attractive fire ring with retaining wall stone surrounded by flagstone, creating the perfect spot for cookouts, family gatherings and casual conversation. We'll show you how to build the fire ring so it's safe and durable, so you can enjoy relaxing fires year after year.
How to Install Stone Facing
We'll show you how to install stone facing on your house. This do-it-yourself alternative to real brick and stone doesn't require a brick ledge. Unlike earlier versions of artificial stone that looked fake, newer faux stone looks almost identical to the real thing. This article explains how to install it.
How to Fix a Sinking Driveway
This article shows you what to do when your driveway starts to sink and pull away from your garage floor. The fix is easier than you might think, and you can do it yourself. You just need to use pavers to create a new apron where the driveway is sinking. We'll show you how.