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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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How to Install a Glass Block Shower

A curved wall creates a unique bath area


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.


How to Install a Vapor Barrier in a Crawlspace

Use plastic sheeting to control moisture in your crawlspace.


How to Build a Garden Fountain

Cast this fountain in a weekend with a few bags of concrete and some hardware odds and ends.


How to Cast Concrete Fountains

Use basic materials and clever techniques to create a water feature in one weekend.

Fix a Sinking Air Conditioner Pad

Rescuing a sinking air conditioner pad before it goes under


12 Stamped Concrete Patio Ideas We Love

A low-maintenance, durable stamped concrete patio is the perfect foundation for an outdoor living space where you can both relax...


How To Level Concrete Slabs

If you have an uneven concrete slab, you could replace it or cover it with leveling compound. But consider grinding...


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5 Crucial Tips for Concrete Care 

Here are five easy—and relatively inexpensive—ways to keep your concrete as strong as King Kong, according to Acid Magic.


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Are you trying to decide if your next foundation is going to be block, poured or SIP’s? Don’t make that decision until you read...


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How to Build a Modern Outdoor Fireplace

It’s surprisingly easy to build—and portable, too.


Use Brick Borders for Path Edging

Transform a dull concrete path into an elegant entrance to your home


How to Build a Stone Path and Steps

Modular blocks let you build like a master mason—even on slopes


Clean Garage Floors – Remove Oil Stains From Concrete

A clean garage floor is safer and looks better, too.

How to Maintain and Repair Your Chimney

Make your chimney last for decades with a few hours of simple maintenance


How Proper Prep Leads to Crack-Free Concrete

Good finishing techniques will make a slab look great for a while, but proper ground prep will keep it looking...


Build an Outdoor Table with Quikrete Countertop Mix

I needed to make an outdoor table that would be reminiscent of stone (without the high cost) and have the...


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How to Build Outdoor Stair Railing

Tips for making rock-solid stair posts


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How to Caulk Concrete Cracks

How to make long-lasting caulk joints and keep water out.


How to Build a Solid, Frost-Proof Deck Footing

Prevent frost-heave damage by pouring the concrete right.

Radon Gas Remediation: The Best Radon Mitigation Systems

Radon gas moves from the soil into a home directly through pores in concrete and gaps in walls and floors....


Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Salt on Concrete

You really need to avoid those ice melters! Here's why.


Concrete Sealer: Protect Your Driveway

The cause of 'spalling' or 'scaling' concrete is simple.


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How to Pour a Concrete Sidewalk

Make it smooth, durable and crack-free.


A Heated Driveway: Is It Actually Worth It?

Have you considered a heated driveway? Radiant heating slabs have been around for decades and have been growing in popularity...


Safety First: Install an Outdoor Stair Railing

Add safety and style with a custom outdoor stair railing