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Working with concrete is messy and hard work. But if you do it right the results can transform your home.

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How to Form and Pour a Concrete Slab

A pro shows you how to build strong concrete forms, place a solid slab and trowel a smooth finish.

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...


How to Properly Mix Concrete

Learn how to mix concrete so you get the right strength and consistency every time.


How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

The ultimate solution for a hopeless slab.


How to Build Cement Steps

Learn how to build concrete steps that look fantastic and will last 100 years.

How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

No need to tear out an ugly slab—just hide it!


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...

15 Perfect Patio Designs

From entertaining spaces to cooking stations to areas designed for lounging, patios can add value and comfort to your home....


Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


Tips for Concrete Fasteners and Masonry Screws

No matter which trade you're in, eventually you're going to tackle a project that requires fastening to bricks, blocks or...


51 DIY Demolition Tips You Need to Know

Tearing out a wall or taking a jackhammer to concrete can be great for stress relief, and doing this labor-intensive...

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...


How to Build a Concrete Retaining Wall

Get your weekend workout and an attractive, hard-working wall with this DIY-friendly project


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Connecting to Concrete

With a little know-how, it’s as easy as other fastening jobs.


Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor

Special concrete resurfacers will make a concrete floor look like new


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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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26 Things That Changed DIY Forever

Innovations that improved home improvement.


The Science Behind Concrete and Why it Matters for Pros

Ever wonder what concrete is really made of? Read this and find out.


Homebuilding Sector Drives Construction Employment Surge

Residential construction led the way to another positive month for construction employment.


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12 Most Common Mistakes When Pouring Concrete

If you avoid these common mistakes, the concrete will look great and last for decades.


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Pouring Concrete Patio: A First Timer’s Guide

Poured concrete makes a terrific backyard patio and it's easier to succeed than you might think. Here's how to get...


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The 3 Main Types of In-Ground Pools

You've decided to install an in-ground pool. Now it's time to decide between the three main types of in-ground pools:...


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How to Build a Brick Fire Pit

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Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn...


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Urban Garden Products We Know You’ll Love

You don’t need a huge backyard to have a breathtaking garden. These products turn even the smallest balcony into a...


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8 Best Mold and Mildew Removers of 2022

Mold and mildew can grow almost anywhere, from fabric to concrete. These are the best mold-eliminating products for almost every...


The Best Right Angle Drill Attachments

Whether you need to drill a hole in the wall, insert a screw into your project or stir concrete in...


Epoxy Garage Flooring Tips

An accurate slab moisture test is the key to a long-lasting floor


How To Pour a Perfect Concrete Apron

We followed a concrete crew for the day in order to find out the process behind their black concrete aprons....


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Differences Between a Hammer Drill and Rotary Hammer

Learn about these drills and don't let a little concrete get in your way