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This Re:Fine video shows you how to strengthen and repoint brick surfaces.
Despite a wide variety of design options, installing a ceramic tile floor typically follows a series of basic steps and can be installed over just about any type of subfloor. Jeff Wilson walks you through the installation process.
Host Tim Carter shares some tips for installing ceramic tile on concrete using thinset mortar . http://www.askthebuilder.com
Learn the tools and techniques used for tuckpointing old masonry walls and chimneys. Discover how to restore cracked and worn mortar joints, how to cut out old mortar and how to pack new mortar in neatly and cleanly.
Cracking or spalling in bricks may occur when the wrong type of mortar is used. There are no easy solutions; you may need to either replace all the mortar or rebuild the wall.
Crumbling mortar in brick walls and chimneys has to be cut out and replaced to avoid structural and water damage. Tuckpointing—cleaning out and remortaring the joints—is easier than it looks if you have the right tools.
Learn to use an angle grinder to cut tile, mortar and pavers; make quick work of rust and loose paint removal; sharpen blades and cut or grind steel.
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