Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

The Basics of Repointing Brick | Ep. 173

Repointing brick repairs the mortar between them. Learn the basics and what to use on older homes in this week's podcast.
Brick paver patio. Left side shows a close-up view of patio with missing pavers. Right side shows wide shot of brick patio.

Tips for Replacing a Brick Paver Patio | Ep. 171

You have plenty of options to create a backyard paradise. In this podcast, we'll share tips for replacing a brick paver patio with something more modern.

How to Repair a Missing Brick

Missing bricks aren’t just an eyesore — they can also be a safety issue. Here's how to quickly and easily repair a brick.
Danny Lipford & Joe Truini Radio Show Hosts

Brick Cleaning Tip

Danny and Joe take caller questions on Today's Homeowner Radio.
Concrete and masonry sealer on paver driveway.

Sealing Concrete and Masonry Surfaces

Applying a concrete sealer can help protect and enhance the look of patios, porches, and driveways. Watch this video to find out more.
Laying the blocks for a stackable block retaining wall.

Building a Block Retaining Wall Makes a Great DIY Project

Building a dry stacked block retaining wall makes a great DIY project. Watch this video for tips on how to go about it.
Rolling masonry sealer on basement walls.

How to Apply Masonry Sealer to Basement Walls

Watch this video for tips on how to keep rainwater away from your foundation and apply masonry sealer to basement walls to reduce moisture.
Bag pf mortar repair mix

Easy to Use Mortar Repair Mix in a Bag

Repairing mortar joints and concrete just got a lot easier thanks to this fast set repair mix in a zip lock bag. Simply add water to the bag, knead, and spread. Watch this video to find out more.
House with ivy growing up the brick walls.

Growing Ivy and Other Climbing Vines on Old Brick Masonry

Heidi asks, “We'd like to use climbing vines on our 1904 brick home, but we're concerned about ivy damaging the mortar in a house this old.”

While ivy and other climbing vines don't normally damage masonry, it can cause problems with some older masonry. Read on to find out more.