How to Build a Brick Fire Pit
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Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn...
How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top
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The look and durability of natural stone—the cost and simplicity...
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 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
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...
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.
How to Maintain and Repair Your Chimney
Make your chimney last for decades with a few hours of simple maintenance
A Heated Driveway: Is It Actually Worth It?
Have you considered a heated driveway? Radiant heating slabs have been around for decades and have been growing in popularity...
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.
2 Simple Steps to Protect Your Exterior Stonework
Doing this will extend the life of your exterior stone.
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...
Reader Project: Cast Concrete Bridge
Fred Beal is a highway engineer, so when he needed a bridge for his Montana home, he designed and built it himself. With help
Reader Project: Fabulous Fire Table
Making minor size adjustments to better fit his outdoor space, reader Ed Merkle built this stylish project using The Family...
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.