How to Install an Egress Window
Adding a code compliant egress window makes a brighter, safer basement.
Which Parts of Your Home Are Most Susceptible to Winter Storm Damage?
Winter weather can take a heavy toll on your home, so it's best to be prepared.
How To Fix Concrete Foundation Wall Cracks
Got a cracked concrete basement wall? Fixing it isn't as hard as you might think. Learn a foundation wall repair...
6 Signs You Have a Costly Foundation Slab Leak
If your home is built on a concrete foundation slab, watch for signs that water may be lurking beneath...
Tips for Hiring a Termite Exterminator
They'll crunch and they'll munch and they'll chew your house down! Here's how to work with an exterminator to battle...
What to Know About Stone Veneer
Stone veneer is popular on the outside of homes, as well as accenting the inside. Learn more about this decorative...
What Goes Into Pouring a Strong Foundation?
Consider the benefits of pouring a foundation instead of a slab.
12 Silent Signs Your House Has Foundation Problems
Cracks, gaps and more can be serious signs of foundation issues with your home.
What to Know About Frost Lines
Frost lines are critical to construction in cold climates, but they’re important in mild regions, too. Learn what frost lines...
Images from Family Handyman’s Getaway Project
Family Handyman's 'Getaway' project is officially underway! Keep an eye on this page for a glimpse at just some of...
34 Silent Signs That Your House is Failing
Your house can't talk, but it can give you hints of failure, if you pay attention. Learn what your house...
Rain Barrel Diverters Protect Your Foundation From Overflows
This simple valve on a rain barrel downspout diverter keeps your house protected.
15 Things Home Inspectors Wish You Knew
These things home inspectors wish you knew can help sellers prepare for a home sale and make buyers aware of...
6 Home Problems Inspectors Hate to See and How to Fix Them
Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.
Foundation Cracks: What You Need to Know
A home's foundation will crack over time. Knowing the difference between which cracks are OK and which need to be...
How to Build a Brick Fire Pit
Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn how to build a DIY fire pit.
Asphalt Repair and Crack Filling
Over time, every asphalt driveway develops cracks and pits. Here's how to fight back.
How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top
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 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...