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7 Tips on Building a Brick Charcoal Grill

Make this project a little easier by following these tips.

7 Things to Know About an Expansion Bolt

They're designed to expand after they've been installed.

6 Flagstone Flooring Maintenance Tips

Let the natural beauty shine.

Protect Your Stucco Exterior In Cold Weather

Accommodate the temperature affects to your stucco.

How to Use a Concrete Edger

Get a professional finish on your concrete edges.

Lay Cement Floor in 3 Steps

Cement is a durable material.

How to Make Lime Mortar

It was very popular with skilled artisans in the late 1800s.

How to Build a Solid Cinder Block BBQ

A concrete cinder block barbecue is a relatively inexpensive way to build a good-sized barbecue that will last.

How to Build a Breeze Block Wall

If you're getting ready to build a new garage or you want a small wall to surround your garden, consider breeze blocks.

How to Slope a Concrete Patio for Drainage

Standing water on a back patio can spell trouble, so make sure yours is sloped properly.

How to Resurface Concrete Steps

Concrete steps may need to be resurfaced over the years.

How to Determine the Correct Thickness of a Concrete Patio Slab

When it comes time to lay down concrete slabs for your backyard patio, it's important to make all the necessary preparations. Before you begin your project, you'll need to determine how thick - or thin - your concrete slabs should be in order to have a flush, flawless concrete patio area in your yard.

How to Remove a Concrete Slab

You may need to break up a concrete slab from time to time.

10 Options for Fixing Slippery Concrete Steps

Whether you're pouring new concrete steps or keeping old ones, learn how to fix your slippery steps before someone gets hurt.

Installing Brick Pavers Over a Concrete Slab

Cover up your drab concrete with brick pavers.