Concrete

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How To Waterproof Concrete Steps

If you're looking for a great way to protect your outdoor concrete steps from water, moisture and rain damage you'll be pleased to learn that your concrete steps can be waterproofed in just a few easy steps.

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The Best Concrete Stair Coverings

Consider these 5 options for covering your stairs.

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How to Fix a Sinking Concrete Walkway

Sinking walkways are safety hazards, so fix them fast.

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How to Change the Color of Stained Concrete

Changed the color in five easy steps.

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3 Tips for Laying Patio Paving Stones in Clay

Patio paving stones make outdoors area look livable.

How to Prepare for Precast Concrete Steps

Precast concrete steps are an easy way to add a durable and easy to maintain elevated entry into a home or up to a raised porch.

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Ultimate Approaches to Attaching Wood to Concrete

There are several different techniques to attach wood to concrete, each making your project easier to accomplish.

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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?

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How to Screw into Concrete

Knowing how to screw into concrete is important when working on a home with concrete walls. Here's how you do it.

Polishing Concrete Patios

Concrete patios are a popular choice for homeowners. You can achieve whatever style and design you choose to by using concrete.

A short, concrete wheelchair access ramp.
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 Make a Concrete Stamp

A concrete stamp adds a stylized pattern to any concrete pour. Using a concrete stamp, your driveway can mimic more expensive building materials such as stone or brick.

How to Prepare Concrete for Staining

Concrete staining can bring a new life to concrete floors. Although the stains are effective they do require the proper preparation of the floor before application.

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Repair a Hole in a Block Foundation Wall

Here's what you need to know to repair small holes in your block foundation walls.

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How To Repair a Concrete Porch

If you're having issues with your concrete porch, read this before your next barbecue.

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7 Ways to Patch Concrete

Fix all your concrete woes no matter where the cracked or broken area is.

A plain concrete floor inside of a garage.
5 Indoor Concrete Floor Finishes

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

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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.

How To Build Garage Partition Walls

Building garage partition walls can give you additional workspace in your home. Many people with large two-car garages will do this to separate their workshop space from their parking space.

Figuring How Much Concrete To Pour A Slab

Pouring a concrete slab is needed when laying a foundation, adding a sidewalk or creating driveway space in a home.

Turning Steps into a Wheelchair Ramp

The first thing that needs to be understood about a wheelchair ramp is that there are federal building code requirements that govern how much incline the ramp is allowed to have.

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How to Install a Handrail on Concrete Steps

Adding a handrail to your concrete steps can seem overwhelming if you’re not sure what to do. This article will give you step-by-step information on how you can do it yourself.

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How to Lay a Concrete Block Wall

A number of DIY projects call for laying concrete blocks.

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How to Make Steps with Concrete

Construct concrete steps like a professional mason with this guide.

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How to Use Brick Anchors

Brick anchors are put into brickwork to hold loads. There are different types of anchors for different

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Leveling Uneven Concrete Patios

Don't replace your entire patio when you can level the concrete yourself.

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How to Seal Concrete Patios

Keep your concrete patio protected from wet weather with a proper sealant.

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Using Adhesive on Concrete

Using adhesive on concrete can be a daunting task for a do-it-yourself enthusiast because you fear that any mistakes you make will be permanent.

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How to Lay a House Foundation

For a basic structure, a simple concrete slab foundation can be poured be the average Do-It-Yourselfer.

A home with a concrete chimney coming out of the roof.
Building a Concrete Block Chimney

Read this guide for vital information you will need if you are considering building your own chimney out of concrete.

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How to Build a Concrete Pad for an AC Compressor

Check out this guide to build a concrete pad for an AC unit.

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How to Make Molds for Concrete Pavers

Creating your own molds to make concrete pavers has never been easier. Just use a few tools and these five steps are all you need to do it yourself.

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Concrete and Cement Repair and Care

Concrete is an extremely strong, durable material.

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Patios or Steps? - Plan the Same Way

Calculations for most concrete projects are the same.