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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.

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.

Building Houses with Concrete Block: Pros and Cons

sing concrete blocks for construction is common practice, but what are some advantages and disadvantages to this material?

How to Lay a House Foundation

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

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.

How to Build a Concrete Pad for an AC Compressor

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

How to Cut Concrete Pavers

Concrete pavers are an attractive and relatively inexpensive way to decorate your driveway, walkway, or anywhere that they will fit.

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.

Pouring Second-Story Concrete Flooring

Supporting the weight is a prime consideration.

Concrete and Cement Repair and Care

Concrete is an extremely strong, durable material.

How to Level Concrete Flooring

Ensure a level floor before installing laminate or carpet.

How to Construct an Exposed Aggregate Concrete Patio

An aggregate patio provides water runoff and visual appeal

How to Make Aggregate Concrete

Aggregate concrete is a creative and rewarding DIY project.

All About Tapcon Screws

These self-tapping screws are for masonry and concrete.

Building a House With Lightweight Concrete

Lightweight concrete is a less expensive alternative.

Patios or Steps? - Plan the Same Way

Calculations for most concrete projects are the same.

How to Color Concrete

Adding color concrete is becoming popular.

How to Cut into Concrete Paving Stones

Cutting pavers will add a professional finish.

How to Lay Patio Paving Stones in Sand

Sand is the perfect foundation for paving stones.

Building Expansion Joint Systems

They allow concrete to breathe without breaking.

How to Use a Paving Knife

A block paving knife is a tool that is used to remove weeds.

Repair a Concrete Step

A crumbling step can be a safety hazard.

Concrete Cutting Tools 101

Tool size matters.

Building Concrete Wall Over Other Materials

Building concrete wall structures is the most common and widely-used type of construction in the world.

Why Is Curing a New Concrete Driveway Important?

One of the most important parts of installing a new concrete driveway, is allowing the concrete the proper

What Causes Concrete Spalling?

If you notice pits and pock marks in the surface of your concrete, that make your concrete surface look

Anchoring To Concrete and Masonry

Anchoring objects into concrete or masonry can seem a daunting task, but is within the capability of

Building a Foundation

This section is not meant to provide you with the necessary instructions to pour your garage foundation

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

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

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.