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We Tried This Ryobi Pressure Washer and Our Patio Has Never Looked So Clean

This all-new Ryobi Electric Pressure Washer will spray away dirt and grime from almost any outdoor surface, and leave your cleaning gene hungry for more.

A Grand Tour of the Family Handyman Getaway

Take a look inside the Family Handyman Getaway vacation home.


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...


Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor

Special concrete resurfacers will make a concrete floor look like new

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Best Concrete Paints for 2022

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.

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How to Pressure Wash a Driveway for the First Time

Whether you want to extend its life or add a little curb appeal, here are some tips to on how...


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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

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


Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio

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

How to Install Cement Board for Tile Projects

The best base for ceramic tile is waterproof cement board.


Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.


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How to Build a Fire Table

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A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor...


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...

How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace

Use plastic sheeting to control moisture in your crawlspace.


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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 Build 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


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....


Basement Carpeting: Installing Carpeting In a Finished Basement

Choosing the right pad makes all the difference

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How to Carpet a Basement Floor

Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.


How to Remove Tile From a Concrete Floor

Create a smooth surface for new tile


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.


How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material

Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls