Installing Basement Carpet Padding In a Finished Basement
Choosing the right pad makes all the difference
How to Install Basement Carpet
Keep your finished basement floor dry, even if the concrete gets wet.
How to Use Powder Actuated Tools
Powder actuated tools (PAT) are a powerful way to attach wood to concrete and concrete block. Here's how to use...
How to Fix Chipped Concrete Steps for Good
Assemble an L-shaped wooden form, lock it into place with bricks and fill the void with concrete repair mix.
2 Simple Steps to Protect Your Exterior Stonework
Doing this will extend the life of your exterior stone.
Resurfacing a Sidewalk is Easy to DIY
A fresh, perfect surface for old concrete and a uniform look for new repairs.
How to Choose the Right Retaining Wall Material
Learn the pros and cons of stone, wood and concrete block retaining walls
Make Your Garage Floor Last with Concrete Floor Sealer
Fix it, maintain it, improve it. Your garage floor will last much longer if you take a few steps to...
A Wooden Basement? They’re Better Than You Think
A reader wrote us asking about using pressure-treated wood instead of concrete for a basement or crawl space.
Replace a Section of Sidewalk
Here are three facts about concrete: It’s hard, it will eventually crack, and it’s expensive when installed by a professional.
NuDeck by UGL: Concrete Application
The NuDECK coating makes my stairs pop! The paint will also protect my concrete from deterioration from Minnesota winters. A...
Make Solid Connections in Concrete
To securely mount screws, hooks or nails to a solid concrete surface, bore a hole in the wall, then...
Masonry Nailing Trick
If you’ve always had trouble driving masonry nails into concrete to mount furring strips or boards, try this trick.
10 Surprising Things You Can Do with Concrete Blocks
From a succulent wall to an attractive sofa, these are some seriously creative ways to use concrete blocks.
How to Build a DIY Pavilion
Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...
How to Install Fiber Cement Siding
How to cut, nail and install durable fiber siding, plus caulking and painting tips.
Reader Project: Fabulous Fire Table
Making minor size adjustments to better fit his outdoor space, reader Ed Merkle built this stylish project using The Family...
How to Pour a Perfect Concrete Slab
A concrete driveway makes a beautiful gateway to your home that can last for decades if it’s installed correctly. But...