Driveway Maintenance

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Asphalt vs Concrete Driveways

In cities and towns all across the country, the vast majority of home driveways are made from one of two materials — asphalt or concrete. But which one is best for your driveway?

A snow-covered backyard and deck.
Snow Removal Tips for Your Driveway

Use these tips to get on top of snow before it buries you.

A man shoveling snow outside a house.
Winter Awareness: Preparing for Snow Removal

Use these six ideas to make snow removal easier.

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How to Troubleshoot The Effects of Ice Around Your Home

The ice that accompanies winter weather could have harmful effects on the outside of your home.

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The 9 Best Snow Removal Tools

With these tools in your arsenal, snow has nothing on you.

An entrance gate.
Selecting Secure and Stylish Entrance Gates

Entrance gates are a great safety feature.

Large house with gravel driveway
How to Lay Crushed Gravel for a Driveway

Crush it for a long-term alternative to asphalt.

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Concrete Driveway Sealing Q&A

Sealant can make the driveway look good.

A house with a mixed gravel driveway.
Build and Maintain a Gravel Driveway

It offers as much appeal as concrete with less maintenance.

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Advantages Of Aluminum Driveway Gates

They're strong and durable, which makes them popular.

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Resurfacing a Concrete Driveway: Mistakes to Avoid

When attempting to resurface a concrete driveway a few common mistakes can be avoided with adequate preparation. Always remember that since you are not replacing the current driveway, the new concrete has to be able to bond with the old cement in order to make it a lasting repair. Clean the Old Concrete

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How do I edge a concrete driveway?

If you have a gravel driveway but are considering a concrete one, then you will need to know how to edge your concrete driveway. One of the common ways to edge a concrete driveway is to use a concrete edging tool around the perimeter of the driveway while the concrete is still wet. This creates a large

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How do I edge a gravel driveway?

Edging a gravel driveway can help make your driveway look better, make it easier to maintain and keep the gravel from going on to your lawn. One basic way to add edging to your driveway is to use pressure treated 4-inch by 4-inch pieces of wood. To anchor the wood pieces into the ground, drill a hole

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What are the benefits of adding driveway edging to my home?

Installing driveway edging to your home has a few benefits. The first benefit is adding value to your home. When you choose a more decorative edging look, you can add curb appeal to your home. This helps you increase your asking price when you decide to sell your house. The second benefit is that you

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How to Install Paver Edging for a Driveway

Give the front yard of your home more curb appeal by simply edging the driveway. An asphalt driveway can appear smooth and level and can be a durable and secure surface for any car or light truck. But one disadvantage to these driveways is that when they are laid, their edges are typically left uneven.

An iced-over walkway outside a home.
How to Use Salt to Melt Ice on Driveways and Sidewalks

It's never too early to prepare for the winter ice and snow.

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Maintaining Your Concrete Driveway

It's low maintenance but still requires some TLC.

An electric sliding gate.
Installing the Track for Electric Sliding Gates

Electric sliding gates are a great safety feature.

A person shoveling snow.
The Safest Way to Shovel Snow

4 tips to keep you from breaking your back.

An automatic swing gate.
Properly Install an Automatic Swing Gate

Installing a swing gate is not that hard.

A cobblestone paver driveway.
How to Maintain Cobblestone Paver Driveways

Cobblestone pavers are a popular driveway option.

brick driveway pavers
Brick Driveway Pavers: Cleaning and Maintenance

Here's how to clean your driveway.

An asphalt driveway with cracks.
How to Make an Asphalt Driveway Sealer

You must use an asphalt driveway sealer if you have an asphalt driveway. If you do not keep it sealed, it can crack.

A fresh asphalt driveway in front of an attached garage.
How to Mix Your Own Driveway Asphalt

It's safer and more reliable than stone.

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Using Landscape Timbers To Border A Driveway

Using landscape timbers is a convenient and attractive way to border your driveway.

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Concrete Stain Remover

Concrete stain remover can eliminate the stains from your concrete porch, sidewalk, and patio. Concrete

A truck covered in snow with a shovel leaning against it.
5 Winter Shoveling Hacks

It doesn't get any easier than this.

Paver Driveway Sealing: Tips and Mistakes to Avoid

Driveway sealing is a project that you can easily manage on your own over a weekend.

New Home with gravel driveway
How to Improve the Drainage of Your Gravel Driveway

Flooding problems in the driveway can lead to even bigger problems, so make sure you're drainage is doing its job.

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Removing Weeds from Your Gravel Driveway

When weeds make a home in your gravel driveway, there are several ways to kill them off and protect against regrowth.

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Repair Winter Damage to Your Asphalt Driveway

Repair winter damage to your asphalt driveway in 7 steps.

Tire skids on a cracked concrete surface.
How to Remove a Skid Mark from a Concrete Driveway

Skid marks from your tires can be removed from concrete with the proper tools and preparation.

House with an asphalt driveway
How to Resurface an Asphalt Driveway

You should resurface an asphalt driveway every couple of years.

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How to Make a Pillar for Your Driveway

A pillar for your driveway can provide you with a nice entrance feature to your estate.

Easy Effective Driveway Cleaner

Driveway maintenance can become a lot easier if you are familiar with which type of driveway cleaner to use.

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How to Melt Snow and Ice: What Are Your Options?

These products create a safe walk around your home.

How Often Should You Seal an Asphalt Driveway?

You should seal asphalt driveway spaces periodically for the best results. There are many differing opinions about the frequency of the sealing.

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How to Remove Snow from Your Gravel Driveway

Keep your gravel driveway in place, even when removing snow.

A house with brick edging along their driveway.
Install Brick Driveway Edging in 6 Steps

Easily add curb appeal to your home with brick edging along your driveway.

Preventing Snow from Sticking to your Shovel

A snow shovel is still the most popular way for people to remove snow from their sidewalks and drives.

wet concrete driveway
How to Remove Paint from a Concrete Driveway

Paint adheres very well to concrete - perhaps too well. But there are ways to remove paint when it finds its way onto your driveway.

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Asphalt Driveway Sealer Drying Times

How long should you stay off your driveway after applying asphalt sealant? While times vary by brand, here's a general guide.

Using a rake to level a gravel driveway.
How to Lay a Weed Barrier Under a Gravel Driveway

Prevent weeds from taking over your gravel driveway year after year by using a weed barrier underneath.

An electric gate.
Electric Gate Repair Made Easy

Electric gate repair can cost you a lot of money and effort.