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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 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 summer days.


    Professor Works to Reduce Concrete Construction’s Carbon Footprint

    Concrete production leads to a lot of greenhouse gas and a lot of heat. A professor in Texas is working...


    How to Cover a Concrete Patio With Pavers

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

    Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

    Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


    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.


    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


    15 Perfect Patio Designs

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


    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

    A fire table is a beautiful addition to your outdoor living space—and an invitation to gather around. It's also a...


    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