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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 Remove Paint from Concrete and Other Stains

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

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DIY Fire Pit

Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn how to build a DIY fire pit.


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...


Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.

How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top

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


Asphalt Repair and Crack Filling

Over time, every asphalt driveway develops cracks and pits. Here's how to fight back.

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...


Masonry: How to Repair Mortar Joints

A beginner's guide to tuckpointing, or replacing mortar joints


Modern Stone Installation Tips

Tips for installing veneer stone from a real pro

Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio

Construct a poured concrete and stone patio with a curved stone wall.


How to Repair Mortar Joints

Restore crumbling mortar joints with a chisel, a grinder and a lot of patience


How to Seal an Asphalt Driveway

Seal your asphalt driveway correctly and it could last up to 30 years.


How to Replace Spalling Bricks

Freezing and thawing water in brick can cause flaking and spalling, which ruins the brick.


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...


How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways

With a little imagination and a lot of muscle, you can build this walk in a three-day weekend


How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.


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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 Glass Block Shower

A curved wall creates a unique bath area


How to Install Stone Facing

Step-by-step instructions and pictures for how to install stone facing.


How to Install a Durable Asphalt Driveway

Learn how the pros make asphalt driveways that last

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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.


Chimney Maintenance

Make your chimney last for decades with a few hours of simple maintenance