Concrete

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How to Make a Concrete Ramp Over Existing Stairs

Provide access to your home to the disabled and elderly by building your own concrete ramp.

How to Kill Weeds Between Patio Paving Stones

Keep your patio or walkway looking clean by removing any weeds that spring up between the stones.

The Best Concrete Stair Coverings

Concrete stairs are durable, but they don't always match your decor or style. Consider these 5 options for covering your stairs.

Concrete Lifting for the DIYer

No matter how or why your concrete has sunk, there is a way to lift it.

Concrete Nails vs. Concrete Screws

Concrete nails and screws are both fasteners used for securing objects into concrete, but which should be used for your own project?

Building a Solid House Foundation

Even if this process should be undertaken by professionals, knowing the steps they’re taking can be helpful for a future homeowner.

Building a Cinder Block Fire Pit

Get your own long-lasting fire pit in just a few days following these steps.

Adding Lime to Concrete

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

5 Indoor Concrete Floor Finishes

Don’t leave your concrete floor boring. Try one of these finishes to give it some appeal.

About Decorative Concrete Tools

Concrete tools can transform a dull piece of gray concrete into a stylish drive or a smart patio. There

Must-Have Concrete Tools

You will want to have a basic set of concrete tools on hand for any home improvement project that involves

Block Foundation vs. Poured Foundation

There are 2 types of foundations that you can choose from when building a home: block foundation and

Reinforcing Concrete Forms

A common mistake do-it-yourselfers make when working with concrete forms is underestimating how powerful

Applying Veneers To Concrete Slabs

If your backyard leisure area has a plain concrete patio slab, adding veneer brick or another veneer

Acid Wash Concrete Flooring: 2 Steps

Acid wash concrete is a necessary step to prepare a concrete surface for painting and to be sealed. Acid

Setting Anchor Bolts in Concrete

Anchor bolts are placed in concrete to secure beams and other structures that reside on top of the concrete.

How To Break Concrete

Learning how to break concrete is a process both time consuming and physically taxing. Knowing how to

Front Stoop Construction Tips

The curb appeal of your home can be dramatically improved by installing or repairing the entrance, and

Installing Utility Shelves To Concrete Walls

To install utility shelves in concrete walls, you need wall anchors that are specifically designed for

How To Build Concrete Block Walls

Concrete block walls can be a challenge to build, and you will need to make sure you get some help for

How To Build Garage Partition Walls

Building garage partition walls can give you additional work space in your home. Many people with large

Calculating Concrete Yardage

When you are planning to lay concrete for almost any project, you will need to calculate concrete yardage

Pouring The Perfect Concrete Slab For Construction

If you are using a concrete slab as the base for your construction project, you want it to be perfect.

Calculate The Right Amount Of Concrete

When you undertake the construction of a new home it is necessary to calculate the amount of concrete

Casting Molds For Concrete Columns

A cast concrete column is one of the molded concrete items that have become popular as a landscaping

Figuring How Much Concrete To Pour A Slab

Pouring a concrete slab is needed when laying a foundation, adding a sidewalk or creating a driveway

How To Acid Stain Concrete

It is easy to create an acid stain concrete floor on your own. Step 1 – Gather Materials You will

How To Cast Concrete Molds

Materials Needed:•Concrete•Mixing Bucket•Casting Item•Leak-Proof Container•Pourable

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 appearance

Cutting a Concrete Block with Precise Cuts

Concrete block requires the right type of saw with a carbide tipped blade and water to keep it from overheating.

How Much Will a Concrete Slab Cost You?

A concrete slab, which serves as a foundation footer for a home or a garage, can range in cost depending

Cutting Concrete With Hands

Cutting concrete with your hands requires the use of a masonry chisel and hammer. This is a very physical

Determining Rebar Size for a Concrete Slab

The size of rebar you need for a concrete slab is determined by local and state building codes. Rebar

Pouring A Basic Concrete Floor

With a concrete floor, you can add a lot of different textures, color, designs, and even stampings to

Installing Insulated Concrete Forms Step-By-Step

Working with insulated concrete forms has many advantages. The construction process is faster than working

How to Make a Concrete Stamp

A concrete stamp adds a stylized pattern to any concrete pour. Using a concrete stamp, your driveway

Making Expansion Joints in Concrete Slabs

Expansion joints are installed in a concrete slab where expansion and contraction caused by temperature

Safely Mixing And Using High Strength Concrete

High strength concrete is especially popular for complicated construction projects that require more

Pressure Washing Concrete: A How-To Guide

Pressure washing concrete is a great way to clean off dirt, debris and even oil stains. This process

How To Screed Cement

When you screed cement you are essentially making the cement flat. This is not the same as leveling it,