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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

    Yes, you can successfully pour concrete! And if you avoid these common mistakes, your concrete will look great and last...


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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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    DIY Fire Pit

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


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

    These will definitely get you out of a few jams.

    Build a Brick Pathway in the Garden

    Build this handsome backyard feature in one weekend.


    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.


    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.


    Chimney Maintenance

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

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    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...


    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...


    Masonry Nailing Trick

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


    How to Build a Post and Beam Pavilion

    Does it seem like whenever you want to spend your day off outside, the weather foils your plans? Rain and...