House and Components
A house is much more than just a collection of rooms. Here’s everything that goes into making your house a home.
How to Remove Paint from Concrete and Other Stains
Remove oil and grease stains from concrete using TSP and other cleaners.
How to Pour a Concrete Slab Successfully: 31 Tips
Building a shed this spring? Before you can even think about raising the walls, it’s imperative to have a solid...
Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio
Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.
How to Fix Spalling Concrete
What is concrete spalling and how do you fix concrete spalling? Don't replace your driveway, patio or basement floor—just resurface...
How to Build a Fire Table
A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a...
How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace
Use plastic sheeting to control moisture in your crawlspace.
Clean Garage Floors – Remove Oil Stains From Concrete
A clean garage floor is safer and looks better, too.
How to Install a Fiberglass Base Over Concrete
Plumb the drain using a special leak-proof drain assembly
Basement Carpeting: Installing Carpeting In a Finished Basement
Choosing the right pad makes all the difference
How to Carpet a Basement Floor
Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.
How to Use Powder Actuated Tools
Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete block. Here's how to use...
How to Use a Pressure Washer
Wash siding, concrete floors, decks and even your car faster and easier.
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls
Make Your Garage Floor Last with Concrete Floor Sealer
Fix it, maintain it, improve it. Your garage floor will last much longer if you take a few steps...
How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion
Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...
How to Install Fiber Cement Siding
How to cut, nail and install durable fiber siding, plus caulking and painting tips.