Concrete

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4 Tips for Keeping Concrete Patios Cool

Concrete patios are lovely additions to any yard or outdoor space.

Concrete Scoring 101

Adding some concrete scoring to your floor can create a beautiful and unique look.

Concrete Staining for the Rest of Us

Concrete staining is an inexpensive and easy way to fix up the appearance of your concrete surfaces. Here's what you need to know before jumping into your own do-it-yourself staining project.

Splash Block

A splash block is a small block usually manufactured using concrete which is shaped in such a way to

Repairing Holes in Concrete

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

Ready-Mix Concrete

Ready-mix concrete comes to the location already mixed and ready to pour into the desired location. Unlike

DoItYourself Concrete Planters

Homeowners have many options to enhance the beauty of their yards, including flower beds, bird baths,

Answers to Your Concrete Questions #3

Q. Does anyone have any suggestions on concrete resurfacing? I have a patio that is scaling and flaking.

Answers to Your Concrete Questions #1

Q. I have rust stains on the concrete in my basement. What is the best way to remove these stains?A.

Answers to Slab and Foundation Questions #1

Q. The floor in our garage is currently made up of interlocking bricks (weird, but that is what they

How to Build Footings for Concrete Retaining Walls

Footings create a foundation for a concrete wall.

How to Install Porcelain Tile on Concrete

Porcelain tile can give you a beautiful floor.

How to Install Foam Insulation Board on a Concrete Wall

Concrete is a pretty good insulator, but the addition of foam insulation board increases the insulation

How to Use a Concrete Texture Roller

Concrete texture rollers are a convenient as well as inexpensive option to add to the beauty and value

Self Leveling Concrete Joint Fillers

It's a common material for filling cracks.

How to Remove a Concrete Patio

Having a concrete patio might seem like a very good idea for your house but you should always consider

Building Concrete Patios with Overlays

An overlay is like a band-aid of concrete, sand and rocks that you can use to cover up unsightly splits,

When and How to Use J Bolts

J bolts are a very common and durable fastener.

How to Clean and Maintain Stamped Concrete Patios

Cleaning and maintaining stamped concrete patios are a normal part of home maintenance.

How To Clean And Seal Concrete

Cleaning and sealing a concrete floor, such as a driveway or patio, is a great way to improve the concrete's appearance and its increase durability.

Poured Concrete Walls vs. Concrete Blocks

Although made from the same basic ingredients, there are several important differences between poured concrete walls and walls made with concrete blocks.

How to Pour Concrete Footers

A concrete footer is a kind of foundation for structures like outdoor decks, swing sets, and even wooden playgrounds.

How to Stain a Concrete Retaining Wall

If you have a concrete retaining wall on your property, you want to make it look as nice as possible.

How to Remove Concrete Landscape Curbing

Concrete landscape curbing not only offers a split between the landscape and a solid surface, but also looks good.

How to Replace Precast Concrete Steps

Installing a new set of precast concrete steps to replace an old, damaged set is an easy do-it-yourself project perfect for the beginner.

How to Frame a Concrete Slab

It is fairly simple to complete a frame, but the time involved will depend on the size of your slab and the complexity of your design.

Repairing Sunken Concrete Patios

Concrete patios, like any other concrete slab, can sink from changes in its base.

Tips for Building Curved Concrete Steps

Curved Concrete Steps can be an aesthetically pleasing option to regular concrete steps.

When and How to Use Concrete Resin

Using concrete resin is much like laying regular concrete. There are many different benefits to using concrete resin versus regular concrete.

How long does a new concrete driveway take to cure?

When people have a new concrete driveway installed, they are often anxious to use it as soon as possible.

How to Make Precast Concrete Molds

If you want to decorate the outside of your home in a manner that is consistent and aesthetic, consider making precast concrete molds.

How to Repair Cracks in a Concrete Retaining Wall

A concrete retaining wall is built to resist the weight of the soil and the subsequent pressure that

How to Repair Cracks in Stamped Concrete Patios

Stamped concrete patios are one of the most popular residential outdoor installations.

4 Tips for Painting Aggregate Concrete

Aggregate concrete is a great choice for outdoor surface installations.

Can I color concrete by adding paint when mixing?

Many people use latex paint in order to color the concrete mix or you can purchase a ready-made color mix at your local do-it-yourself home improvement store.

Adding Lime to Concrete

Put this ancient building technique to use in your next project, but not before you learn how to use it.

What's the Best Concrete Mix For a Garage Floor?

Since garage floors will be supporting heavy equipment such as cars and trucks, you need to make sure the concrete mix you use will provide the needed strength.

Patch a Concrete Curb in 5 Steps

Most people will not take the time to patch concrete curbs on their property when they require repair.

How to Stain Concrete Block Walls

You can change the color of your concrete block walls, but you will need to use the proper technique to get the job done right.

How to Attach a Shelf to a Concrete Wall

Follow these twelve steps to install a shelf on your concrete wall.