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What Does Bricks and Mortar Mean?

If you want to look at the words ‘bricks’ and ‘mortar’ separately, then there is a different explanation than the term ‘bricks and mortar.’ A brick is a construction material , normally ceramic and with an octahedral shape, whose more normal dimensions allow an operator to place it with one hand. Bricks are used in …

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Do Brick Wall Hooks Actually Work? If So, Which Ones Are the Best?

We recently moved into a house with a brick exterior. The brick looks great. We love it. The problem we encountered recently when putting up Halloween decorations was hanging stuff on the exterior brick wall.  We didn’t want to put screws into the brick.  Decorations aren’t worth that despite what our sons might think. What …

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14 Types of Pavers for Driveways, Patios and Walkways

Quicklist: Pavers Brick (Clay) Concrete Bluestone Flagstone Marble Travertine Porcelain Cobblestone Rubber Plastic Gravel Pavers Greencrete Granite Limestone What are pavers? Pavers are slabs and blocks made from a wide variety of materials such as brick (clay), concrete, flagstone, marble, travertine, porcelain, rubber and even plastic to create driveways, patios, pool decks, etc. They can …

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How to Put a Screw Into Brick (9 Simple Steps)

No screwing around, these tips and tricks will save your time and your hands when trying to install screws in brick. Exposed brick walls are a sought-after features in homes, adding an original, distressed, and warm feeling to any room. Many of us, however, still want to be able to add art to the wall, …

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13 Different Types of Concrete Blocks

Whether you’re planning to initiate a construction project, renovate your home, or prepare for an event, you’ll probably need concrete blocks at some point during the project. Concrete blocks used in construction, also known as a masonry unit, are composed of concrete, cement, sand, water, and other additives. These concrete masonry units are used in …

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65 Cinder Block Dimensions, Sizes, and FAQs

Cinder blocks are a popular building material for many different projects. They are typically used as an essential building material when creating building foundations, garden walls, fire pits, retaining walls, benches, a raised garden bed, and so many more structures. While the most commonly recognized cinder block design looks like a square figure eight, there …

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101 Types of Bricks (Size and Dimension Charts for Every Brick Option)

The literal foundation of building materials, bricks, have been used in one form or another as far back as 4,000 B.C. While the name typically conjures mental images of a dark red rectangular block, bricks actually come in an incredible number of shapes, sizes, materials, and structural designs.  Related: Brick Patio Patterns | Houses with …

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How to Remove Old Window Caulking from Brick Exteriors

We all love the idea of adding or modifying our home. After all, nobody wants a plain, boring, drab old home to live in. We want a house we can show off to our friends, use to make our neighbors jealous, and have that awesome community barbeque. Sure, we all love the idea of reaping …

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How to Caulk Outside Windows with a Brick Surface?

Caulking the exterior of your windows is one of those popular DIY tasks that sounds easier than it actually is. You just run a bead along the gap and boom, you’re finished! Right? Well, if you want to get good-looking caulking that will withstand time and weathering, it takes a little more work. So what’s …

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19 Types of Retaining Wall Materials and Designs for Your Yard

By definition, a retaining wall is a structure that is used for supporting the soil mass laterally, so that the soil on different sides of the wall is retained at different levels. Retaining walls are, thus, used to bound two soils between two different terrain elevations in situations where possessing slopes would be undesirable. Such …

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30 Houses with Brick Driveway (Photos)

Choosing brick pavers for driveways remains a popular choice. The classic brick is aesthetically pleasing and comes in a wide range of hues, shapes, and installation designs, so you have the option of creating a driveway that looks like it’s been around for ages or one that matches your home’s color and landscaping. Another practical …

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77 Gorgeous Red Brick Houses (Photo Ideas)

Red brick is definitely a popular home exterior material. As you can see below, the result is nothing short of spectacular exteriors. While red brick costs more than vinyl siding and fiber cement, it’s less than natural stone. Depending on the brick you choose and labor costs in your area, expect to pay $6.50 to …

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52 Yellow Exterior House Ideas (Brick, Vinyl, Stucco, Wood etc.)

Do you like yellow as an exterior color for houses? As stated above, I sure do. Currently our house is dark green, which is okay, but I’d prefer it yellow. Our friends just painted their home bright yellow and it’s fabulous. It becomes a happy showpiece in the neighborhood. As you’ll see below, yellow works on …

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50 Brick Patio Patterns, Designs and Ideas

When it comes to deciding on patio materials (brick, flagstone, concrete or wood), not only do you need to choose the best material for your backyard patio, but you must then decide on an overall pattern (especially when using brick or flagstone). This article sets out the 16 main brick patio patterns followed by a …

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Wood and Brick Walls Bring This Modern Interior To Life

Welcome to our gallery featuring the Malvern home by Robson Rak Architects and Interior Design. The contemporary styling of this home is balanced with a rich sense of texture. A wide variety of materials interact in every aspect of the design, lending it a timeless quality. The designers aimed for a very modern look, with an …

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30 Faux Brick and Rock Panel Ideas (Pictures)

Welcome to our gallery featuring some incredible brick and rock paneling ideas from Fauxpanels.com of Barron Designs! Barron Designs, Inc. was established in 1972 and leads the industry in realistic faux building products, including many of the faux stone panels shown in this gallery. All products are made in the United States and most are …

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38 Beautiful Living Rooms with Exposed Brick Walls

There is nothing like brick to bring together a room. Brick walls offer a solid point upon which the rest of the room may be grounded. Brick adds a sense of history, permanence, and stability to what otherwise can be drab and boring walls. Brick jumps out at anyone entering a room, instantly drawing the …

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