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  • Creating Faux Brick on Home Exterior

    How do you transform a dull, brown stucco home exterior into a neighborhood showpiece? If you’re Greg Garrett, you hand-stencil a faux brick pattern on your house using four different colors of RollerRock® from Daich Coatings. “I’ve always been interested in art, inventing and trying new things,” says Garrett, a homeowner in Alliance, Neb. “If most people go left, I […]

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  • Stone Coatings Transform Home Exterior

        Homeowners Cynthia and Dan Capezio wanted to add more curb appeal to their Florida home. However, instead of looking up at their house, they looked down at their feet. That’s when they decided to resurface their cracked driveway and walkway. Then, because they were so impressed with their DIY efforts, they kept going … right into the garage! […]

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  • YARDMAX® CAUSES A STIR LAUNCHING NEW LINE OF CONCRETE MIXERS

                  YARDMAX®, a manufacturer of innovative, high-quality outdoor power equipment (OPE), announced today the availability of its new line of YARDMAX Concrete Mixers, available in 1.6 cu. ft. and 4.0 cu. ft. varieties. These durable mixers are easy to assemble and operate, standing up to any small- to medium-size job and delivering rugged performance […]

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  • Give an Old Patio a Facelift

                  By Walt Steele There’s good news and there’s good news. You can have a new clay paver patio or walkway without digging, without spreading crusher run, without tamping, without measuring out an inch of sand and screeding it smooth. You can do it without cutting a single clay paver. And you can make […]

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  • Adding Glass Block Windows

                  Glass block windows let in more light. By Larry Walton Photos by Mark Walton

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  • Installing Mortarless Stone Veneer

    By Matt Weber                   Stone veneer that installs without the mess of mortar is rapidly growing in popularity among DIY’ers. Rather than mixing batch after batch of mortar and troweling it over a mesh-covered wall, mortarless veneer is simply installed with screws and a power screwdriver. My wife and I wanted to […]

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  • Natural Stone Landscape Edging

    Using Rock from a Creek Bed to Enhance a Flagstone Home By Matt Weber

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  • Reviving Dull Concrete with Color

    By Matt Weber   New Concrete Coating Converts a Dull Slab into a Colorful Canvas.

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  • Brick Water Repellents Stop Water Leaks

    Properly sealing your brick walls is critical to protecting the materials that hide behind the facade, here are steps you can take to ensure your home is properly maintained.

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  • Patching & Repairing Concrete

    First Aid for Concrete Construction

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