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Using Reclaimed Materials For Your New Home

There is something very unique about using reclaimed materials. No matter their use, these types of materials can give your home a distinctive look and feel that you simply can’t get manufactured anywhere else. Here are 4 potential uses for reclaimed materials in your home.

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Reclaimed Bricks – A Favorite Of Famous Architecture

Want to join the club of famous works of architecture and brick design? Then choose reclaimed building bricks. New York City, home to possibly the most historical brick buildings in all the U.S., frequently has old buildings dotted with reclaimed bricks from other building sites that are no longer standing. Many Chicago residences and commercial buildings feature bricks reclaimed from demolition sites. Reclaimed bricks in Chicago are so popular, they even have their own name, “Old Chicago” brick. Popular during the…

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Driveway Brick Pavers: Reasons to Choose a Brick Paver Driveway Over a Concrete Driveway

Many homeowners would consider poured concrete to be the standard choice for driveways. However, not only can concrete be a boring option, but concrete is known to be easy to crack, hard to repair, and prone to staining. Thusly, if you are considering having your driveway replaced, it may be in your best interest to take a moment to consider the benefits alternative driveway materials, such as a brick paver driveway, could provide you with. Brick paver driveways are popular…

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How Do You Know It’s Authentic Chicago Brick?

Let’s face it, we love bricks. Think about it. Steel rusts. Wood takes a lot of maintenance. But bricks are so sturdy, beautiful, low maintenance and just plain reliable. Today, antique bricks have become popular building material. They give a building charm, character and time-tested style. Salvaged from old buildings, reclaimed bricks age beautifully. The rough edges, pockmarks, and old stains lend  texture and integrity to buildings, qualities that you just cannot get from newer materials. There are many types…

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The Many Benefits of Used Brick

If you are considering remodeling, or adding to, your home’s exterior, you may be trying to decide what building materials would be the best for you to use for your project. If this is the case, you may want to take a moment to consider the benefits of used bricks. Used bricks, often salvaged from old buildings and roads dating back to the 19th century, have become an increasingly popular building material in recent years due to their charm, character, originality,…

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