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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.

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How to Paint Concrete Floors

Transform your concrete basement or garage floor with a fresh coat of paint.

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How to Remove Paint from Concrete and Other Stains

Remove oil and grease stains from concrete using TSP and other cleaners.


Epoxy Garage Flooring Tips

An accurate slab moisture test is the key to a long-lasting floor


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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...


How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top

The look and durability of natural stone—the cost and simplicity of concrete

Laminate Repair Tips: Reglue Loose Laminate

Fix loose laminate quickly and easily before it breaks off


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How to Estimate a Concrete Order

Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...

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...


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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...


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DIY Concrete Crack Repair

You can fix many concrete cracks yourself

How to Cut Concrete

Concrete cutting tips for the tough jobs. Try a concrete saw


How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace

Use plastic sheeting to control moisture in your crawlspace.


Fix a Sinking Air Conditioner Pad

Rescuing a sinking air conditioner pad before it goes under


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How to Make a Modern Outdoor Fireplace

It’s surprisingly easy to build—and portable, too.


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes

Clean Garage Floors – Remove Oil Stains From Concrete

A clean garage floor is safer and looks better, too.


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How to Build Outdoor Stair Railing

Tips for making rock-solid stair posts


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 Fix Chipped Concrete Steps for Good

Assemble an L-shaped wooden form, lock it into place with bricks and fill the void with concrete repair mix.

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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...


Garage Flooring Options

Choose the floor that's perfect for your needs and budget


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.


How to Remove Rust from Concrete

This cheap and easy method for removing rust stains on concrete comes directly from an editor's hands-on, DIY experience.