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Using Pavers in Your McKinney, TX Landscape

We all love seeing our yards look beautiful and inviting. And in McKinney, Texas that is no different. Whether it is the use of a retaining wall, a custom driveway, or a patio crafted especially for entertaining, finding ways to make our landscape more inviting and useful is a must. And, while there are many options for creating the perfect…

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Benefits of a Masonry Patio for Your Frisco, Texas Landscape

School’s out, the days are longer and the time for entertaining is in full swing. But no matter how much one may enjoy having friends over, there is often one issue that can make it challenging to host a crowd – having enough room! After all, most of our home kitchens can only comfortably seat a small handful of people.…

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Advantages of a Stucco Sided Home in Dallas, TX

If you are looking for a great exterior siding for your Dallas, Texas home then don’t overlook the simplicity of stucco. As a favorite home exterior choice in the southwestern US for many years, it a perfect choice when revamping –or initially building- your home’s exterior.   As a home exterior that has stood the tests of time, stucco provides…

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Stucco Repairs for Your Frisco, TX Location

In areas such as Frisco, Texas it is not unusual to see neighborhoods with a number of stucco homes, retaining walls and other elements.  This is due to stucco being a great way to make a home more energy efficient, are resistant (though not impervious) to mold, mildew and fire, minimizes outside sound, is virtually maintenance free, and ensure that…

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Retaining Wall Repairs in McKinney, TX

In McKinney, Texas there are nearly as many reasons to have retaining walls as there are the walls themselves. Be it to add a decorative element to an otherwise drab landscape or to provide a good-looking wall to prevent erosion, the use of retaining walls is a common part of the Texas landscape. Consequently, at some point of the lifespan…

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5 Aspects of a Brick Home Inspection

Whether you decide to buy a home or are considering selling your home, then a home inspection is certain to be a part of your future. And while many people think of a brick house as virtually indestructible, there are still things that can happen to hurt its structural integrity. Consequently, if you are a perspective buyer or seller of…

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Retaining Wall Repairs in Plano, TX

Your retaining wall is not just a bit of masonry that adds beauty or architecture to your Plano, Texas property. Nor is it simply a way to show off your style or landscape design or to provide you with some seating at the back of your property.  Though all of these uses would be true. However, your retaining wall serves…

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Chimney Repair in Frisco, TX

With spring just around the corner in Frisco, Texas, we begin to think about cookouts, backyard parties, and other summertime activities. And, before you know it, the need for a fire in the fireplace is forgotten – at least until next fall. However, if you suspect that your chimney may need to be repaired, then this is the perfect time…

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Brick Repairs & Restoration in Plano and Frisco, Texas

When it comes to Plano, Texas brick repairs or restoration, you don’t want to wait around to see if the job should be done. Like any home repair project, the longer you put it off, the more damage will occur and the greater the expense to have the job done. Do keep in mind that every Plano brick repair and…

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Working with a Plano, TX Mailbox Installer

In a perfect world where the ground was completely level at the foot of the driveway, building a sturdy mailbox that cannot be easily damaged would be a no brainer. One could simply decide on a type of masonry mailbox, and in no time at all, have the mailbox built. But, that is simply not the case!  Rather, if you…

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Selecting the Ideal Frisco, TX Mailbox

Having a brick residential mailbox for your Frisco, TX home is a great way to provide curb appeal, as well as protect your mailbox from vandalism.  After all, what’s not to love about a stately Frisco brick home complete with a brick mailbox? Sure, the mail can get to your home regardless of the type of mailbox you have, but…

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How to Deal with Mold or Moss on Bricks

As you travel across Texas, you will see a large number of brick homes. Some old, some new, some big, and some small – but no matter the age or the style one of the many things they have in common is a minimal need to do repair and maintenance work. However, that doesn’t mean they are maintenance free. One…

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Using Masonry to Enhance Your Plano, Texas Landscape

There is more to landscaping than plants, trees and grass. Yes, those are certainly key elements but they are not the only ones. In Plano, Texas as well as surrounding areas, many homeowners and businesses have found that incorporating masonry elements such as concrete pavers, low walls, and other elements are a great way to add dimension to the landscape…

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The Perfect Masonry Mailbox

The mailbox is a central element of your front lawn’s landscape. And as such, you should not overlook this important part of the yard. Whether you choose to show it off with flowers, statuary, or opt to have a masonry mailbox built, adding style to your mailbox provides curb appeal.   But in addition to the decorative element, a masonry…

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How to Clean Masonry Stone

When your Allen, TX home is brick or masonry stone, you can typically take excessive maintenance jobs off your  To Do list. But, that does not mean that masonry is totally work free. It will still be necessary for you to do basic jobs such as inspect the mortar and joints or perhaps clean it, in order to keep it…

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A Time to Weep: What You Need to Know about Weep Holes

From time to time, the Omega Masonry field reps are asked about weep holes – their purpose, why they are placed in specific location on the wall, are they truly necessary and a variety of other questions about these architectural elements in masonry.  So, today we will focus on some of the more commonly asked questions regarding masonry weep holes.…

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Tips for Cold Weather Masonry Care

Although it is rare for Dallas, Texas to get extremely cold that doesn’t mean it never happens. And, as the winter months are just around the corner, one might ask if there are any special steps that should be taken to protect masonry work. Sure, concrete and brick are quite impervious to the elements and can withstand much, but it…

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Incorporating Bricks into Your Home’s Design

When most people think about bricks in regards to the home, it is in its use for the exterior of the home. After all, we know that brick is one of the most durable home materials available. However, there is more to using bricks than simply as an exterior siding choice (although that is certainly a prime way to use…

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The Elements of Fireplace Maintenance

It’s that time of year when we start thinking about roasting marshmallows or perhaps curling up with a blanket in front of a fire and just relaxing. After all, what is fall without the excitement and pleasure of a roaring fire in the fireplace! However, these activities can only be done if you have a fireplace that has been properly…

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Enjoy the Fall with a Customized Outdoor Entertainment Area

The long, hot days of summer are over and the slightly cooler days of fall are here. It is a time for relaxing and enjoying some of the simpler things in life, such as time around a fire pit or perhaps an outdoor fireplace. After all, what’s not to love about making time for friends and family as you watch…

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