Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Set an In-Ground Basketball Hoop

Installing an in-ground basketball goal takes no time compared to the countless hours of use that goal will get.
Concrete patio

3 Tips to Lengthen Your Concrete Patio’s Life

A concrete patio is beautiful and durable, but regular maintenance strengthens the surface and lengthens its life. Here are 3 tips to protect your patio.

How to Repair Cracks in Stucco

Stucco repair can be simple. Here's how to seal cracks and deal with damaging vines.
“Today’s Homeowner” co-host Chelsea Lipford Wolf, pictured with a concrete garbage can pad outside her home

How to Pour a Garbage Can Slab or AC Condenser Pad

Everything has its proper place — including garbage cans and condenser units. And for both these backyard fixtures, your lawn isn’t that place!
setting fence post

Using Fast-Setting Concrete for Setting Posts

Whether you are building a fence or a playset for the kids, setting the posts is an important part of the job. Using fast-setting concrete allows you to simplify and speed up the process because it can be mixed with water in the hole.
Applying a stucco finish to a concrete block wall

How to Build a Concrete Wall

Want some backyard privacy? A concrete wall is easy to build, durable, and blocks nosy neighbors.
Concrete steps after applying textured concrete coating.

Textured Concrete Coatings

Watch this video to find out about the advantages and application of textured acrylic concrete coatings to old concrete surfaces, such as steps, patios, sidewalks, and driveways.
Concrete paver walkway

Polymer Based Sand for Locking Patio Pavers in Place

Laying a patio out of brick pavers makes a good DIY project, but problems can arise when it comes to locking the pavers into place. Use a polymer-based material, which stays put and flexes rather than cracking.
Concrete patio with shade sail

How to Give New Life to an Old Concrete Patio

How do you give new life to an old concrete patio that's so worn that you can see rocks coming through the surface?