Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

International Builders’ Show 2011

If there’s a new product or tool to make your home better, you’ll find it at the on display at the International Builder’s Show. We were on hand for this year's show to give you a front row seat on the latest trends and innovations in home improvement.
Ask Danny

How to Repair a Crack in a Concrete Slab Patio

Diana asks, “We just poured a new patio and right away have a crack! Can it be repaired?”

Cracks in concrete are often just cosmetic, but here are a few options on how to fix it. Read on to find out more.
Ask Danny

How to Repair Pop Outs in a Concrete Patio Caused by Freezing

Tommy asks, “My concrete patio has spots which pop out whenever it gets covered in snow or ice. What causes this and can it be repaired?”

Concrete pop outs are caused by porous aggregate that absorb water and freeze in the concrete. Read on to find out more.

Homefront Radio Show for November 6, 2010

Here are some of the highlights from the November 6, 2010, Homefront with Danny Lipford radio show.

Homefront Radio Show for October 23, 2010

Here are some of the highlights from the October 23, 2010, Homefront with Danny Lipford radio show.
“Today’s Homeowner” host Danny Lipford builds a wooden deck

How to Build Deck Footings for a Firm Foundation

Building a deck starts with a sturdy foundation. The foundation needs to be able to easily support the weight of the deck materials plus the live load of those using it. Here are the steps I take when constructing the foundation for a deck.
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.

Cool Concrete

This time of year when the days are at their hottest it’s important to keep your cool. I’m Danny Lipford with Hints from the Homefront. That’s especially important if you’re pouring concrete.
Making concrete pathway with Quikrete WalkMaker

How to Create a Concrete Pathway with Quikrete WalkMaker

Want to avoid walking on the grass? Create a concrete pathway with Quikrete WalkMaker! This project couldn't be easier — here's how to do it.