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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 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 foundation. Learn how to pour a concrete slab successfully here.

How To Build a Deck Over a Concrete Patio

The ultimate solution for a hopeless slab.


How to Install Pavers Over a Concrete Patio

Renew an old concrete patio with decorative brick or concrete pavers. No need to tear out an ugly slab—just hide...


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How to Build a Brick Walkway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


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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...


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Renew Your Concrete Patio: How to Stain Concrete

Staining your patio can transform it from a ho-hum gray monolith to a multi-hued conversation piece. Here, we show you...


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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


Modern Stone Installation Tips

Tips for installing veneer stone from a real pro


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How to Install Cement Board for Tile Projects

The best base for ceramic tile is waterproof cement board.


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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.


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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...


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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


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How To Build a Fire Pit with Landscaping Stones

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.


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DIY Concrete Crack Repair

You can fix many concrete cracks yourself


How to Fix Sidewalks That Are Chipped and Pitted

Roll down your sleeves and put on a dust mask. Making a durable patch is a dusty, grimy affair.

Concrete Demolition Tools and Tips

Tips for a fast breakup—even if you're not a body builder


How to Cut Concrete

Concrete cutting tips for the tough jobs. Try a concrete saw


How to Install Stone Facing

Step-by-step instructions and pictures for how to install stone facing.


How to Install a Durable Asphalt Driveway

Learn how the pros make asphalt driveways that last


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...


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How to Properly Mix Concrete

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