Concrete

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How to Remove a Concrete Walkway

It's a heavy task, but it can make way for more green space.

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Sunken Concrete: Repair or Replace?

A sunken slab can be an easy fix or extensive project.

A broom resurfacing wet concrete.
How to Resurface Old Concrete

Rather than start from scratch, resurface your old concrete!

Workers mixing concrete by hand in a wheelbarrow.
Mixing Concrete for the Beginning DIYer

Don't hire an expensive company for a home project when you can mix and lay concrete on your own A very useful guide for the beginning or advanced do-it-yourselfer.

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How to Pour Concrete

Concrete is an ideal material for patios, paths, flooring, and much more. Read this article for advice on pouring your concrete.

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How to Construct an Exposed Aggregate Concrete Patio

An aggregate patio provides water runoff and visual appeal.

Concrete in front of a home.
Best Concrete Drill for the Home

A concrete drill can have many purposes.

A concrete walkway.
Building a Concrete Walkway Behind Your House

Concrete can be used to create a beautiful walkway.

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How to Cut Concrete Pavers

Don't cut corners on the right technique.

Concrete block wall
Estimate the Cost of a Concrete Block Retaining Wall

Consider the list of supplies, size, and cost.

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DIY Stamped Concrete Forms

Create a custom look with stamps.

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Building a Sturdy Pier and Beam Foundation

A simple pier and beam foundation is a great alternative.

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Anchoring To Concrete and Masonry

It's not as "hard" as you might think.

7 Things to Know About an Expansion Bolt

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

A concrete backyard patio with partial cover.
How to Slope a Concrete Patio for Drainage

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

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How to Resurface Concrete Steps

Concrete steps may need to be resurfaced over the years.

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How to Remove a Concrete Slab

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

A set of concrete steps lead down to the sidewalk.
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.

Paver stones in various colors.
How to Stain Concrete Paving Stones

You can dress up your paving stones with a layer of stain.

Wall built from concrete blocks.
How to Repair a Concrete Block Wall

Temperatures and the elements can wreak havoc on building materials, even concrete. Fortunately, there are DIY fixes for cracks.

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How to Repair a Precast Concrete Wall

Repairing a precast concrete wall is easier than you think.

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How to Pour a Concrete Retaining Wall

Pouring a concrete retaining wall will give long-lasting results.

Green moss growing on stone wall.
How to Remove Moss from Concrete

If you have problems with moss, here are several solutions.

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How to Cut a Drainage Channel in a Concrete Patio

Avoid puddles where you don't want them.

A blacktop driveway.
How to Repair Cracks in Blacktop Driveways

Cracks are unseemly. Get it? Here's how to repair them.

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Repairing Holes in Concrete

In the event that you want to cover a concrete floor with tile, carpet, or another material, you will

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How Does a Concrete Curb Machine Work?

This is one time having the right tool is essential.

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How to Mix and Pour Concrete Patios

Concrete patios are great places to relax. They can be built as a garden addition immediately outside

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Using Leveling Cement to Fix a Broken Patio

Leveling cement allows the sub-floor to be leveled at an even position before the installation or repair

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6 Clear-Cut Steps to Staining Concrete Pavers

Follow these steps to create your own concrete paver stain.

Concrete steps.
How to Repair Concrete with a Vinyl Concrete Patch

Use a concrete patch to quickly repair a crack.

Concrete blocks sit in neat stacks.
Building Houses with Concrete Block: Pros and Cons

What are some advantages and disadvantages to this material?

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Advantages of Concrete Slab Jacking

This lift-and-fill method can smooth a walking area.

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What is the best way to remove paint from concrete?

To remove paint from concrete can seem like a difficult task. Using a high pressure power washer will make the job much easier. This is only possible on exterior concrete surfaces, though. Using a chemical paint stripper is the most commonly used method of removing paint from concrete indoors. These

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What is the safest way to remove moss from concrete without damaging the concrete?

Using chemicals to remove moss can stain concrete. Using an alternative solution is necessary to avoid damaging the concrete surface. One such method is to use a bleach and water solution, diluted to at least 3 parts water to one part bleach. This can damage nearby grasses and plants, however. Another

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How can I clean oil stains off of a concrete driveway?

Removing oil stains from a concrete driveway should be done quickly. One method is to pour cola over the stain, allowing it to sit overnight, then rinse with soapy water and finally with plain water. If this doesn’t work, try wetting the stain band then sprinkling baking soda or cornmeal on the spill.

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Tips for Laying Concrete Patio Pavers

Concrete patio pavers are amongst the most popular kinds of outdoor flooring options. Apart from being resistant, concrete patio pavers also have the advantage of being rather easy to install yourself. The most important thing is that you exercise precision and follow these guidelines. Tip 1 - The Base

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How to Install and Set Concrete Anchors

There is a wide variety of concrete anchors in the market and it is important to take note the special features of each to come up with the correct one. Although the anchors are designed for different purposes, they each follow common installation procedures. Tools and Materials Needed: Concrete anchors

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How to Seal Stamped Concrete Patios

Stamped concrete patios can represent a sizable investment for a property owner. You need to keep them in tip-top condition to maintain the looks and your investment. You Will Need Garden hose or pressure washer Broom Paint roller with extension handle Concrete sealer Concrete repair in a tube Stain

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How to Apply Water-Based Stain to Concrete Floors

Many homeowners opt to stain concrete floors for a decorative effect. Water-based stains are a good alternative to acid stains. You prepare the stain at home and apply it to the concrete. This alters the color of the concrete. It gives your floor an opaque appearance which helps to prevent blemishes.

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How to Repair Stained Concrete Flooring

Stained concrete flooring is not an attractive look. Concrete flooring is used by a lot of homeowners, because of its durability and low maintenance. However, concrete flooring can collect stains from oil, to dirt and grease. These can ruin the look of concrete, and lessen its value. No matter what surrounds

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Should I stain concrete or color it with powder?

In installing concrete floors with color, you will be faced with two choices: stain the concrete, or color it during mixing. Each method of coloring has its advantages and disadvantages, depending on factors such as cost, ease of installation, and durability. Concrete Coloring Selection Factors In choosing