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Open House | Wood Burning Fireplaces

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough explains what to understand when buying a home with a wood burning fireplace

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How to Rebuild a Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough rebuilds a retaining wall that was stacked with the wrong material.

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How the Building Trades were Impacted During COVID-19

The This Old House team shares how the pandemic affected each of their trades. They talk about the changes in their industries and the challenges they all faced.

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Home Inspection Nightmares | Tree-Wrapped Chimney

The Ask This Old House team share more Home Inspection Nightmares.

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How to Make Stone Cuts with a Power Saw Look Natural

Ask This Old House Mason Mark McCullough explains how stone edges are cut to fit into a wall and how to integrate those cuts seamlessly with the rest of the stone wall.

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How to Repoint Brick Steps

Ask This Old House Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner identify the culprit behind her cracking, front brick steps, and then repoints them using the correct material.

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How to Repoint Brick Using Only Hand Tools

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough visits Milwaukee to teach a homeowner how to repoint brick

Mark installs concrete pavers
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How to Install Concrete Pavers

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps an expecting couple install a concrete paver patio.

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The Best Ice Melt for Driveways

Mason Mark McCullough gives a basic overview of a few different ways to de-ice walkways and driveways during the winter, and how those deicers impact different types of masonry.

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How to Install Precast Concrete Steps

Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner remove his crumbling stone steps. Then, he tours a factory to learn how precast concrete steps are made and helps install a set at the homeowner’s house.