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Masonry

Learn more about masonry projects— big and small.

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How to Repair a Rusted Wrought Iron Railing

This Old House general contractor Tom Silva rebuilds a corroded, unsafe railing.

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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

All About Stone Veneer

Thanks to lightweight veneers, it gets easier by the day to dress up a room or the whole darn house

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

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How to Clad Concrete Steps in Stone

Overhaul your boring concrete porch with bluestone and natural-stone veneers

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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 Repair Stone Walkway Mortar

Fixing up the cracks between paving stones keeps a walkway beautiful and safe

8 Great Patterns for a Pebble Mosaic

Swirls, clovers, and starbursts turn ordinary stones into a landscape focal point

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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

All About Concrete Pavers

When it's time for a new driveway or poolside patio, this easy-to-install option is tough, cost-effective, and surprisingly handsome. The TOH experts show you how to choose well for your next project

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How to Build a Sitting Wall

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

Laying Down a Stone Path

Turn a muddy narrow side yard into an inviting passageway

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

Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC)

Why aren't all houses built with this stuff?

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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.

History of Grotesques and Gargoyles

Find out what makes them so significant, and spooky

Setting Stepping Stones

Create a sturdy, no-wobble garden path.

Patching Chipped Corners

How to fix the chipped corners on foundations, steps, and patios