Concreting

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

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10 Tips to Build a Better Concrete Sidewalk

Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with advice from the pros for forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other vital steps in creating a first-rate concrete pour.

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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.


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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.


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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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How to Build a Brick Fire Pit

Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn how to build a DIY fire pit.



Epoxy Garage Flooring Tips

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

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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


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How to Finish Concrete

Techniques for making a smooth, durable finish on a concrete surface.


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Drilling Concrete and Installing Fasteners

Anchor objects to concrete quickly and securely.


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How to Install Concrete Flower Bed Edging

Edging lends a crisp, clean, finished look to a flower bed. It also keeps the lawn from migrating into the...


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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...

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How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

The ultimate solution for a hopeless slab



How to Build a Hammock Awning

Rock-solid posts and overhead shading make this hammock the perfect retreat on warm...


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How to Install Pavers Over a Concrete Patio

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


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How to Build a Brick Walkway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


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

 

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


Laminate Repair Tips: Reglue Loose Laminate

Fix loose laminate quickly and easily before it breaks off


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How to Estimate a Concrete Order

Calculate concrete prices and how many cubic yards of concrete you need for a walk, driveway or basement. How much...

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Renew Your Concrete Patio: How to Stain Concrete

Get a new look with stain in two days


Masonry: How to Repair Mortar Joints

A beginner's guide to tuckpointing, or replacing mortar joints


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


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How to Choose and Use Concrete Fasteners, Masonry Screws

Modern solutions for fastening wood and metal to concrete


Modern Stone Installation Tips

Tips for installing veneer stone from a real pro


Build a Flagstone and Stone Block Patio

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