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Amazing Repair Products

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

Metal, Wood and More: Tools and Tips for All Kinds of Cuts

These will definitely get you out of a few jams.


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Connecting to Concrete

With a little know-how, it’s as easy as other fastening jobs.


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How to Resurface Your Fireplace

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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‘Girls Garage’ Book Empowers Young Women to Build, Believe

Emily Pilloton wants her book, Girls Garage, to inspire generations of young women to become "fearless builder girls."

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How to Build a DIY Fire Pit

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Enjoy a crackling wood fire in your own backyard. Learn...


Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


How to Build a Table with a Concrete Top

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The look and durability of natural stone—the cost and simplicity...


Asphalt Repair and Crack Filling

Over time, every asphalt driveway develops cracks and pits. Here's how to fight back.

Masonry: How to Repair Mortar Joints

A beginner's guide to tuckpointing, or replacing mortar joints


Modern Stone Installation Tips

Tips for installing veneer stone from a real pro


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.


How to Replace Spalling Bricks

Freezing and thawing water in brick can cause flaking and spalling, which ruins the brick.

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


How to Build a Stone Fire Ring

Build this backyard fire pit with retaining wall blocks.


How to Cut Concrete

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


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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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.


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.


Make Solid Connections in Concrete

To securely mount screws, hooks or nails to a solid concrete surface, bore a hole in the wall, then...