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Masonry How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our masonry step-by-step tips & ideas.

How to Hand-Cut a Brick

Score and split for a perfect fit.

How to Renew Concrete Surfaces

Renewing a worn concrete surface can be done without a jackhammer or bulldozer

Add Exterior Style with Chimney Pots

A sure-fire way to add curb appeal without breaking the bank—or your back

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How to Lay a Gravel Path

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook creates a rustic DIY gravel walkway

How to Lay a Budget-Friendly Gravel Path

What does it take to make a walkway in a weekend? Edging, gravel and elbow grease.

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How to Patch Stucco

In this how-to video, repair a blistered stucco finish with This Old House general contractor Tom Silva

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How to Design a Brick Walkway

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook discusses brick types and patterns

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How to Build a Retaining Wall

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook uses manufactured block to create an attractive retaining wall.

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How to Build Wooden Landscape Steps

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook builds timber-frame steps

How to Repair Stucco

Read these steps for repairing cracked and buckled cement-plaster siding.

Setting Stepping Stones

Create a sturdy, no-wobble garden path.