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We Tried It: Drill Doctor Drill Bit Sharpener Review

Save money and bring dull and broken bits back to life with the Drill Doctor.

How To Build a Brick Pizza Oven

Make artisan pizzas and more right in your backyard.


Amazing Repair Products

Sometimes all it takes is the right product to make a quick and easy fix.


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A Step-by-Step Guide to Fireplace Refacing

From dull and dated to modern masterpiece in one weekend.


11 Female DIYers Who Are Changing the Game

Women have carved out a powerful space for themselves in DIY. Find out more about just a few of our...

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12 Most Common Mistakes When Pouring Concrete

If you avoid these common mistakes, the concrete will look great and last for decades.


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How to Build a Brick Fire Pit

Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard by learning how to build a DIY fire pit.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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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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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How to Maintain and Repair Your Chimney

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


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...


Which Diamond Blades Are Best?

Avoid spending a bunch of money on the wrong blade.


2 Simple Steps to Protect Your Exterior Stonework

Doing this will extend the life of your exterior stone.


Masonry Nailing Trick

If you’ve always had trouble driving masonry nails into concrete to mount furring strips or boards, try this trick.


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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...

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How to Remove Rust from Concrete

This cheap and easy method for removing rust stains on concrete comes directly from an editor's hands-on, DIY experience.


How to Reset a Loose Brick

A simple repair can save a whole brick wall.


How to Handle Efflorescence on Brick Chimneys

Moisture moving through bricks causes white mineral deposits on the brick surface and in the case of a chimney, it...