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Quiet Front Porch Setting With Small Table And Two Arm Chairs


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? You have to weigh the pros and cons for any home investment, whether it’s a simple mailbox replacement or a brand new driveway. Let’s figure

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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 are not adhered in that way. In this guide, we’ll explain how landscaping blocks are installed to give you a better understanding of the process.

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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 of your weekend to the outdoors, and check out these tips for spring brick paver cleaning. Pros and Cons of Pressure Cleaning for Brick Pavers

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 this guide, we’ll cover the pros and cons of exterior brick sealant to help you preserve your brickwork. Most Exterior Bricks Do Not Need to

Well landscaped wall of cement cobblestone bricks with grass and ornamental plants


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 because of its unique properties. If you’ve never heard of Verazzo before or you’re trying to decide if it’s right for you, check out this

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 good news is, you can achieve a completely custom look without demolition and costly remodeling. Here are some design ideas for custom porch columns. Wrap

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 exterior home accents, but is it a good choice for hardscaping? Let’s explore the pros and cons of black pavers to help you plan your

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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, and it may feel a bit daunting if you’ve never had a quote before. Have no fear – these quick tips will help you weed

Rectangular paving path in the spring park


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 pavers are both great options for outdoor spaces, but one may be better suited for your property. Read on to compare concrete vs. brick pavers.

Crack in an old chimney


How Do You Fix Cracked Chimney Mortar?

The mortar around your chimney isn’t just decorative. It acts as a support system for the bricks and it seals the edges for maximum protection. Unfortunately, mortar wears down much faster than bricks do. Thus it has to be replaced every so often. The guide below explains how we fix cracked chimney mortar so you