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Check out our favorite ideas, projects, tips and tools for creating the ultimate backyard
Learn how to build with brick, concrete and stone to develop your masonry skills.
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 is a yard of concrete? Find out here
Five Crucial Tips for Concrete Care
10 Ways You Didn’t Know You Could Use Concrete
How to Build Pathways: Brick and Stone Pathways
Caulking Concrete Cracks
Here’s Why You Shouldn’t Use Salt on Concrete
You really need to avoid those ice melters! Here's why.
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...
How to Seal an Asphalt Driveway
Seal your asphalt driveway correctly and it could last up to 30 years.
How to Caulk Concrete
Use foam backer rod and keep the caulk bead thin.
Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden
Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend
How to Repair Mortar Joints
Restore crumbling mortar joints with a chisel, a grinder and a lot of patience
How to Quickly Remove Dangerous Dust
Try this easy little trick the next time you need to pour concrete to reduce...
How to Fix Chipped Concrete Steps for Good
Assemble an L-shaped wooden form, lock it into place with bricks and fill the void...
2 Simple Steps to Protect Your Exterior Stonework
Doing this will extend the life of your exterior stone.
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
Make Exterior Caulk Last Longer
Exterior caulking is a lot like interior caulking: Your goal is a neat-looking seal over...
How to Cut Concrete
Concrete cutting tips for the tough jobs. Try a concrete saw
Asphalt Repair and Crack Filling
Over time, every asphalt driveway develops cracks and pits. Here's how to fight back.
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Garage Floor Resurfacing: Fix a Pitted Garage Floor
Special concrete resurfacers will make a concrete floor look like new
How to Replace Spalling Bricks
Freezing and thawing water in brick can cause flaking and spalling, which ruins the brick.
How to Choose and Use Concrete Fasteners, Masonry Screws
Modern solutions for fastening wood and metal to concrete
How to Build a Stone Fire Ring
Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.