Tips for Perfectly Decorating Your Fireplace for the Holidays

As the holidays approach, people are beginning to decorate their homes. We’ve got some tips for decorating your fireplace. Whether you have a stone or brick fireplace, these decorations will look great on your mantle!

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How to Build the Best Outdoor Kitchen

This holiday season, outdoor celebrations are becoming more popular than ever! But if you want to have a great outdoor celebration, you’ll need an outdoor kitchen and entertaining area. If you have the space, or already have an outdoor eating area and are looking to make improvements, here are some ways to make it great. Host the perfect outside holiday with the best outdoor kitchen.

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Seal Your Patio in 5 Easy Steps

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As winter approaches, it’s important to seal your concrete patio. The sealant prevents moisture from ice or snow from seeping beneath the patio and growing mold or pushing your patio out of place. While this might seem like a daunting task, we’ve broken it down into 5 easy steps.

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What is Masonry and Why is it Important?

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What is masonry? Why is it so important? These age-old questions have long plagued those outside the industry. But no more! We’re here with the answers to your questions.

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How to Lay Concrete Block

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Concrete block is one of the most useful construction materials. But it is important to learn how to lay concrete block properly. Not properly laying the block could lead to structural weaknesses and therefore the block not being as strong. Learn the best way to lay concrete block so your construction is strong and dependable.

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The Latest in Chicago Construction Trends

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The latest Chicago construction trends are taking the city by storm. And not just Chicago: these trends are extremely popular across the United States. While many trends fade in and out over the years, these have staying power! So if you’re involved in construction, you’ll want to pay attention to these trends.

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There is Mortar the Story: Types of Mortar and Info

While on the surface, mortar seems pretty cut & dry, it turns out there’s mortar–more to, get it?–the story than that! The different types of mortar can actually have a significant impact on your project and how it turns out. Keep reading to find out which one is best for you.

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When to Use Concrete Block

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Concrete block is one of the most versatile construction materials. Its many uses means that you can use it for a variety of projects with great results. At Elston Materials, we provide our customers with high-quality, dependable products so you can create sturdy, dependable construction.

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