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Dunbar Masonry & Construction Ltd.

Dunbar Masonry is a family owned and operated company that has been serving Vancouver since 1955. They specialize in quality new construction, heritage restoration, and masonry repair and maintenance. Dunbar Masonry and Construction Ltd. contractors and employees are certified bricklayers and masons, which have been trained by master masons. They are members of the Canadian Masonry Contractors Association and the Masonry Institute of British Columbia. ...
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Water Weeping Through Brick Fascia Above Fireplaces

What I am looking for is a referral for some one who would be willing to travel over to Gibsons to give me some advice/help. The problem I have is water weeping through brick fascia above two fireplaces, one in the upstairs bedroom & the other in the living room downstairs. Two years ago I had a new steel roof installed by a company from Victoria but they are reluctant to send someone over to examine the problem & want me to find someone over here to fix it & then send them the invoice. Being in
Correcting those nasty animal spots on the lawn

Question from: ByronAbbotsford, BCDear Shell,Our lawn has been developing brown spots due to our dog's urine. I have been told that you have a remedy for this however nobody...
Fillteq MultiPurpose Filler

Fillteq was originally developed at the request of the building supply industry. Fillteq is a multipurpose, water base, premixed crack filler utilizing ceramics for improved performance and longevity.
Laying a Stone Sidewalk

Q) I want to make a side walk using a form to create a stepping stone pattern. My question is, how deep do I need to go down and how deep should I have the sand prior to making the stones on top? The form is in a shape of stones that you fill with cement. Also is it OK to use Ready-mix Cement?
Correcting deteriorating and eroding mortar from a brick house

Question from: KenWinnipeg, MBDear Shell,I have a 150 year old brick house in which the mortar is starting to deteriorate primarily on the south side. Do you know of any products...
Cleaning and painting brick work

Question from: HeleneLomond, ABDear Shell,We have re-sided and re-shingled our home and now the color of the brick planter and the brick fireplace chimney don't go with the...
Replacing expansion joints in concrete driveways

Q. I recently repaired cracks in a concrete driveway. The wooden strips between the slabs of concrete on the driveway are deteriorating. Is it best to replace the wood strips or is there a better solution. What kind of wood should I use if I end up replacing the strips?
Preparation & Product To Use When Painting Exposed Concrete Foundation

Q: Over the years the soil has settled around the foundation of our home, the black tar on the concrete is now showing. The area is dry and I was wanting to paint the concrete, can you recommend a product that will adhere to it?
Installing ceramic tiles outdoors

Ceramic tiles for outdoor use must be frost proof, able to withstand the stresses of freeze thaw conditions. When you are purchasing the tiles make sure to ask if they are suitable for outside use. Non...
Painting Brick Siding

Q.Is it possible to Stain or Paint exterior brick siding? Our siding has "beige" toned brick and I would like to have a darker tone.
Selecting & Buying Paint or Stain

The Government of Canada introduced regulations aimed at protecting the environment and the health of Canadians from the effects of air pollution. These regulations reduced the amount of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) that were allowable in alkyd paints, varnishes and wood stains. As of September 2012, paint retailers are no longer able to sell items that do not comply with the new regulations
Ceramic Tiles For Outdoor Use

Q: What would be the best approach to purchasing ceramic tiles for a small ground-level concrete patio and back steps? Also, do you have any installation tips for using tile outside?
Liquid Vinyl Coating for Exterior Stucco, Masonry, and Wood

The long days of summer are great for taking care of many home maintenance items including giving your homes exterior a fresh look. The reason why many of us put off painting our homes is that for one, it's a huge labor intensive task, and for many, the thought of repeating the process within a few years can seem too daunting to even think about beginning.
Step Up Your Plans To Create a Superior Patio Surface

Stone makes a terrific patio or walkway, with a natural striking appearance that blends well with all types of landscaping. Make sure to use a hard and flat stone material, which is suitable for walkways and patios.
Painting Stucco Adds Colour & Protection

Q: Our home has a stucco exterior. It is an older home and the stucco is in good condition. However, we would like a different look. Is there a paint for stucco?
AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 8

AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, has interviews with guests in the Home Improvement industry and features hard to find, but use-able products.
AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 7

AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, has interviews with guests in the Home Improvement industry and features hard to find, but use-able products.
Life Expectancy of Home Components

How many years of service can a homeowner reasonably expect from a roof, window, furnace or hotwater heater? A 2006 study conducted by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) provides insight into the life expectancies of a number of products in the home. It takes into account numerous factors that include use, maintenance, climate and advances in technology.
Make your concrete job a (non) cracking success

Now that summer has finally arrived, I’ve heard from many homeowners over the past week who are now ready to move forward with their concrete projects, such as patios, driveways, and sidewalks.
AskShell.com Podcast - Episode 22

AskShell.com Podcast is a new version of the Home Discovery Radio Show Shell used to do every weekend across Western Canada. In the AskShell.com Podcast, Shell answers YOUR emails, has interviews with guests in the Home Improvement industry and features hard to find, but use-able products.