What Tools Do I Need to Install a Retaining Wall?

Summertime is backyard improvement season for homeowners and it seems that many people enjoy the cost savings and sense of satisfaction of completing a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) landscaping project.  Building with retaining wall block is a popular choice for DIY landscaping projects ranging…

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Hello Portland! Your New Design Showroom is Now Open.

Your Mutual Materials  Design Showroom open in Downtown Portland!   Here at Mutual Materials, we are positively thrilled to announce that everyone in and around Oregon and Southwest Washington is invited to stop by our new concept design showroom in…

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Seattle’s Top-Value Home Remodel Project? Stone Veneer

Note: A variation on this blog post ran in the Seattle Times NW Homes section: Achieve the look and feel of solid stone with this budget-friendly option.  What remodeling projects have the highest return on investment in the Seattle area? The…

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Circular Patios Are Classic and Unique

Backyard patios are usually rectangular for a couple of reasons. It is easy to calculate square footage and account for 90-degree corners when planning a patio. It’s also difficult to be imaginative with patio layout if you don’t have experience…

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Introduction To Permeable Concrete Paving

Interlocking concrete pavers add beauty and distinction to your home or yard, whether it’s a driveway, patio, or walkway. Often permeable concrete pavers are the optimal choice for living a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle due to over-saturation of soil, municipal codes, or…

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