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Masonry Videos

These This Old House videos showcase all of our masonry projects, how-tos, and designs.

S20 E39, Mark McCullough repairs an outdoor pizza oven
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How to Repair an Outdoor Pizza Oven

This Old House Mason Mark McCullough shows a homeowner how to breathe new life into their outdoor brick and stone pizza oven.

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How to Cut Stone with Hand Tools

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates various techniques for cutting stone with hand tools.

S20 E3, Mark McCullough demonstrates filling holes in brick
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How to Fill Anchor Holes in Brick

Mason Mark McCullough teaches Kevin O’Connor how to patch holes in a tough surface.

Installing a prefab stone wall
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How to Build a Prefab Stone Wall

Roger Cook, landscape contractor, visits a stone yard that makes prefabricated stone walls at their facility before installing them on-site.

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How to Replace a Hearth with Slate Tile

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough replaces a common terra cotta hearth with slate tile.

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How to Restore a Historic Fireplace

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough delicately restores a damaged historic fireplace that is built with custom, nearly irreplaceable bricks

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How to Repoint and Prevent Further Damage to a Fieldstone Foundation

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough repoints a crumbling fieldstone foundation and shares an important lesson about water management on the outside of the house

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Comparing Masonry Jointers

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough explains the uses for different types of masonry jointers

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How to Repair a Cracked Stucco Retaining Wall

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough travels to San Diego to repair a crack in a concrete retaining wall with a stucco finish

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How to Color Stain Concrete

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates how to dress up concrete by using a stain

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How to Waterproof Concrete Brick

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough explains and demonstrates the benefits of waterproofing concrete brick

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How to Clean Brick with Acid

Ask This Old House mason Mark McCullough demonstrates how to clean soot out of brick using acid

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How to Build a Flagstone Walkway

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to rescue an old stone walkway

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How to Build Steps with Landscape Timbers

Creating a durable outdoor staircase with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Lay a Brick Paver Walkway

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to lay a beautiful and long-lasting pathway

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How to Choose Materials for a Stone Wall

Discovering the wide world of stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Lay the Base for a Brick Path

This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook shows how to prep the ground for a beautiful brick walkway

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How to Lift a Sinking Concrete Slab

An uplifting way to rescue a sunken walkway with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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How to Build a Sitting Wall

Make a patio or garden border that does double duty as extra backyard seating

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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

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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 Wooden Landscape Steps

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