Your foundation is literally what keeps your home from crumbling. Here’s what you need to know to keep it safe and secure.
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
Reuben Saltzman, president of Structure Tech in Minnesota, identifies potential home problems and what to do about them.
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.
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...
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 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.
Make Solid Connections in Concrete
To securely mount screws, hooks or nails to a solid concrete surface, bore a hole in the wall, then...
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