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  1. How to Achieve Better Yard Drainage

    Stop dealing with water problems in your home and yard by installing this in-ground drainage system. This is a permanent, long-term solution to your wet yard. These step-by-step instructions and how-to photos walk you through the DIY installation. This project requires a lot of digging, but you won't have to deal with drainage issues ever again.

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  1. How to Fix Gutters

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    Seal leaky gutters and straighten sagging and bulging gutters. We'll show you how to restore good drainage and your self esteem at the same time.

Other Articles for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. Bob Vila Radio: Driveway Drainage

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    FromBobVila.com

    There are lots of options available in driveway materials, including asphalt, gravel, brick and pavers. In addition t...

  2. The Basics: Raised Garden Bed - Bob's Blogs

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    FromBobVila.com

    [caption id="attachment_12654" align="aligncenter" width="405" caption="Photo: gronomics.com"][/caption] For the soil- and drainage -poor gardener, raised beds offer the opportunity to perfect yo...

  3. Basement Waterproofing - Bob Vila

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    FromBobVila.com

    Although structural problems are often to blame for wet basements, poor drainage or plumbing leaks can also trigger moisture or flooding. Here, a basement waterproofing pro reviews the likely culprits and how they can best be dealt with.

  4. Colonial Style Split Rail Fence

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    FromInstructables: exploring - workshop - woodworking - featured

    I got the idea for this fence while taking my students to Colonial Plantation located in Ridley Creek State Park.  After we moved into our new home, there were two problems that needed to be addressed.  First, we had a number of oak trees that needed to come down and second, there is a drainage ditc... By: 88impala Continue Reading »

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Other Videos for DIYers from Around the Web

  1. How to Drill Drainage Holes for Container Gardening

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    If your favorite pot isn't providing enough drainage , add a hole or two by following these simple steps.

  2. Preventing Pond Overflow

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    Proper drainage will keep excess water out of, and your fish in, your pond.

  3. Deck Board Spacing Tips

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    Find out how to space the deck boards properly for optimal drainage .

  4. How to Build a Sub Irrigated Planter System

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    If you like fresh vegetables and herbs from the garden but don't think you can have a garden of your own, this is the project for you. The Family Handyman editor, Elisa Bernick shows you how to build a sub irrigated planter (also called a self-watering planter) that will allow you to grow your favorite foods and keep them watered, even while you are on vacation.

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Blog Posts

  1. Porch Copper Drainage System

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    FromA Concord Carpenter

     

  2. Flag Inspired Outdoor Wood Coffee Table

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    FromAna-White.com

    DIY Flag inspired outdoor coffee table! Free step by step tutorial from Ana-White.com About Project Author Notes:  Happy Flag Day!!! In celebration of Independance Day coming up, and because we love stars and strips, our family built an American Flag Inspired Outdoor Coffee table. We love how this coffee table adds a vintage Americana feel to our back deck.  I thought our new sectional (new plans on their way to you very soon!) would be the center of our deck .... but this new coffee table really is the most loved! You'll be amazed at how easy it is to build this coffee table.   The top is made of slats for water drainage .  But because there's a gap between the top boards, painting the top was so easy, my little helper could stay in the lines. Next week, I'll share with you the step by step finishing tutorial so you can paint your own American Flag Inspired outdoor coffee table. But first you have to build it! Plans follow! Have a great weekend! XO Ana and Family Love this? Hope you pin it!

  3. Tar Paper Facts and Tips

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    FromAsk the Builder

    Tar paper has been time-tested as a weather barrier. Normally used on roofs, tar paper makes a great barrier for the exterior walls of your housing, building or shed. Tar paper keeps the wood beneath it dry.

  4. How to Build a Custom Planter Box

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    FromCharles and Hudson

    For our backyard makeover we wanted to build some custom planter boxes for our plans of adding bougainvillea to our backyard. We definitely needed color and these plants thrive in Southern California. We had some leftover lumber from a see saw project we had finished for Built by Kids and just ...

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