Brick is a more traditional hardscaping material, and can be a fantastic choice for almost every style of home including colonial, federal, Tudor, Greek Revival, Italianate, or even the typical ranch and split-level homes found all over Long Island. It can be used in almost every area of the home, indoors and outdoors, including paver patios, driveways, walkways, fireplaces, retaining and accent walls, and even pool patios.
Laying brick yourself can be a bit intimidating, though. To the rescue is a quick homeowner course from This Old House. For this wall project, you’ll need bricks, loose mortar, a trowel, a brick hammer, a brick joiner, a brick brush, and a 2′ level. In this video, the TOH resident mason covers bricklaying techniques like working with lead and head bricks, furrowing mortar, leveling and ranging.
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