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DEAR TIM: I was at a spring home show and saw a few displays that featured beautiful stone. When I asked about what type of stone it was, the man said it was colored and textured concrete. I wasn’t prepared for that answer! Are these products durable and DIY friendly? This stone would be a […]

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Cordless hammer drills are capable of drilling holes into solid granite quickly and easily. No need to use sledge hammers and star bits. If your project calls for a full day of drilling, you may want to get a corded drill and a portable power generator.

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Building a dry-laid arched stone bridge is possible, but you must cut the stones just right. A tight fit is required to keep the stones from moving. It might be easier to use a little cement mortar. The use of mortar allows you to not worry about how tightly the stones must fit

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Creating a stone walkway with a sand base, may not provide the long lasting results you want. If you use a combination of damp sand and Portland cement as a base for your stone walk, your walkway or patio will look great for years.

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Tim Carter describes a precast concrete paver patio system. While the stones at first seem random and individual, Tim shows how they are clever interlocking pieces of colored concrete.

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If a precast concrete paver patio is in your future, here are some tips for patio pavers. Concrete paver stones interlock so they don't move around after you have completed your patio. These are DIY friendly and if your patio is a small one, you can be sitting on your new patio in hours.

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Marble floor polishing can remove small scratches. You can polish the flooring either by dry sanding or wet sanding. Use special silicone-carbide sandpaper in range of grits to slowly work out those imperfections.

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Brick pave sidewalks make a stunning addition to your home. Brick pavers can be used to make either sidewalks or patios. Pavers can also be used to line a driveway. For extra appeal check into engraved brick pavers.

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