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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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Custom staircases can be made in a variety of styles - custom iron stairs, custom metal stairs or custom wood stairs - to name a few. When building your custom stairs, be sure they meet code and fit into your area.

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A stone fireplace can really make a room. The fireplace design needs to match the room. Before during your fireplace installation, set up a mock fireplace to see if the fireplace hearth design is comfortable for you.

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Fieldstone, while a nuisance to a farmer, was a building material for their fieldstone retaining wall or foundations. Some homes even have a fieldstone wall in a basement. A fieldstone veneer wall requires special construction so it doesn't fall over.

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