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A few years ago, I built me a wooden gate (see pictures), and on one side, the gate was connected to a 4x4 that was connected to the side of my brick house. I used cement screws to drive
in the mortar/cement between the bricks, but over time, the weight of the gate has pulled the screws out of the cement between the bricks. I have bought me a white German Shepherd pup, and now I need to get my gate back up so she won't get out of my back yard, but I've not found a good way to keep the screws in the cement. I know there are anchors to drive in, but I'm not sure what is the right type to get. I'm sure there is a correct way to mount a 4x4 to the side of a brick house. Any ideas would greatly be appreciated.
My husband and I are thinking about doing a backyard facelift and are debating between building a deck or doing a flagstone patio. We live in Seattle so we do have quite a bit of rain. I
know that may play a factor. We currently have a tiny concrete slab that we will probably need to remove. SO my question is, have you built either a deck or a stone patio? Pros/cons? Would you do it again? How hard was it? How long did it take you? Thank you in advanced!
I live in NY, have a full sun roof, but can get alot of snow. We are replacing after an Iko "Organic" shingle failed and want to make sure we get the right shingle... also has anyone used Green shingle?