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New and Old Brick Blending

How to Blend Old and New Bricks

Are you worried that your brick repairs will look noticeable? Have you seen patchwork where it’s obvious that there’s new brick mixed with old? Our goal with any brick restoration …

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Why Do Some Bricks Have Holes in Them?

Have you ever noticed that some bricks have three holes in them? You may not think much of it, but this unique design has an equally unique purpose. Here at …

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How to Clean Brick Pavers

Are your brick pavers looking dull and dirty? You might be surprised by how easy they are to clean! We recommend incorporating brick paver cleaning into your outdoor fall maintenance, …

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Pros and Cons of Cultured Stone

Cultured stone adds beautiful texture and dimension to vertical surfaces. You have likely seen cultured stone on siding, fireplaces, porch columns, and more. This versatile material comes in various colors, …

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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? …

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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 …