Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your masonry.
All About Brick Pavers
Durable and low maintenance with timeless good looks, these clay blocks may be a smart choice for your next hardscaping project.
How to Install Concrete Pavers
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps an expecting couple install a concrete paver patio.
How to Build a Simple Dry Well
Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough installs a dry well for a homeowner with drainage issues in his backyard.
How to Install Shutters on a Brick House
Use masonry anchors to attach working window coverings to a plain brick facade—and add some period charm, to boot
How to Clad a Wall in Stone
Use cast-concrete stone-veneer panels and masonry screws to dress up a plain wall
How to Build a Stone Wall
A freestanding mortared fieldstone wall blends strength with the natural look of a dry stack.
How to Lay a Stepping-Stone Path
A pathway made of stone pavers is a great way to save your lawn from being trampled and compacted by foot traffic
Fiber-Cement Siding: Everything You Need to Know
We investigate fiber-cement siding’s cost, installation, how long it lasts and what it’s made of.
How to Set Stone Slabs
In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to make beautiful, long-lasting steps from giant stone slabs
How to Lay a Budget-Friendly Gravel Path
What does it take to make a walkway in a weekend? Edging, gravel and elbow grease.
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.