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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.

This Spray Foam Will Fix Any of Your Concrete Problems

Renovations for concrete can cost what feels like a mini fortune. But this foam material can fix those concrete problems...


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Best Concrete Paints for 2021

Painting concrete surfaces can be challenging. Here are some of the best concrete paints for your garage, basement, porch or...


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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

Take a Look: Concrete Countertops Pros and Cons

Considering concrete countertops? Find out if they're the right choice for your kitchen with these concrete countertops pros and cons.


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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


10 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Concrete

We generally associate concrete with infrastructure and buildings, however, there are numerous things you can make with concrete that don't...

The Best Way to Save Hardwood Scraps

It's not a bad idea to keep some concrete form tubes around the shop for hardwood scraps.


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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5 Crucial Tips for Concrete Care 

Here are five easy—and relatively inexpensive—ways to keep your concrete as strong as King Kong, according to Acid Magic.


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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.


Build an Outdoor Table with Quikrete Countertop Mix

I needed to make an outdoor table that would be reminiscent of stone (without the high cost) and have the...

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How to Build Outdoor Stair Railing

Tips for making rock-solid stair posts


15 Concrete Countertops We Think are Really Cool

Ditch your plan of installing marble, granite, quartz or butcher block countertops so you can reimagine your kitchen featuring the...


Radon Gas Remediation: The Best Radon Mitigation Systems

Radon gas moves from the soil into a home directly through pores in concrete and gaps in walls and floors....


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.