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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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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...


How to Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

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The ultimate solution for a hopeless slab


How to Build a Hammock Awning

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


How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

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


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

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


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...


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.


How to Install Cement Board for Tile Projects

The best base for ceramic tile is waterproof cement board.


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.

Patio Tiles: How to Build a Patio With Ceramic Tile

Make patio tiles stand up to Mother Nature with these installation and care tips.


How to Fix Spalling Concrete

What is concrete spalling and how do you fix concrete spalling? Don't replace your driveway, patio or basement floor—just resurface...


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How to Build a Fire Table

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A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor...


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


How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.


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DIY Concrete Crack Repair

You can fix many concrete cracks yourself