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How to Get Rid of Weeds on a Brick Patio

Tired of seeing weeds on your patio? Does it feel like you’re constantly pulling weeds and grass out from between the pavers? Here are some tips to get rid of …

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Can You Repair Painted Brick?

Painted brick homes are pretty and trendy. They’ve been featured on countless interior design shows, and you’ve likely seen some in your neighborhood. Before you commit to painting your bricks, …

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Outdoor Living Room Designs for Small Backyards

Outdoor living rooms are here to stay. If you’ve debated whether or not to add a proper patio to your backyard, now is the time to do it. A staggering …

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Will a New Front Porch Add Value to My Home?

Not sure if you should add a front porch to your property or expand the porch you already have? Debating whether to upgrade your porch before you sell your home? …

Close-up of a construction worker's gloved hands laying outdoor paving slabs on a prepared foundation on a summer sunny day, focus on a construction paving hammer

Should Landscaping Blocks Be Glued Together?

Landscaping blocks are often used for retaining walls, planter boxes, tree rings and other forms of hardscaping. They may look glued together at first glance, but the reality is, most …

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Top Tips for Spring Brick Paver Cleaning

The grass is growing, the flowers are blooming, and you’re prepping for outdoor fun. If you have brick pavers on your property, they may need some sprucing up. Dedicate part …

Red Brick Pavers Sealed

Should Exterior Bricks Be Sealed?

You seal your fence and your car paint. Shouldn’t your exterior bricks get the same treatment? Brick sealant seems helpful on paper, but it’s not always necessary or ideal. In …

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What Is Verazzo Stone?

Verazzo stone is a versatile, durable, and beautiful material for retaining walls and hardscaping features. This is one of our favorite products to use here at It’s The Brick Guys …

Before and After of Custom Porch Columns

Amplify Your Curb Appeal with Custom Porch Columns

Do your porch columns look plain, boring, or disproportionate to the rest of your façade? This is a common problem with older homes or builder-grade homes with basic materials. The …

Back Patio Steps With Black Pavers

Pros and Cons of Black Pavers

Color selection is important for any home project, whether you’re painting a wall in your house or redoing your brick patio. Black has become a popular choice for interior and …

Contractor going over details of home inspection.

Red Flags to Watch for during Your Brick Paving Estimate

Before you get that custom brick driveway or gorgeous brick patio out back, you’re going to need a brick paving estimate. This is the first step in your outdoor transformation, …

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Poured Concrete vs. Pavers for Outdoor Spaces

Want to turn your backyard into usable living space? This is a great way to boost your property value and give your home an even greater purpose. Poured concrete and …