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Concrete Garden Bench: Attractive, Easy-to-Build Seating

This concrete garden bench with simple, clean lines adds a hardscape element to your backyard’s lush green landscape. Here's how to build it.
Man drags broom over wet concrete to give it a rough surface

Buying Concrete: 12 Tips to Determining Project Success

Where your project is big or small, figuring out how much concrete you need and what type of mix are important.
Man pours concrete mix into a mixer

When Do You Need a Concrete Mixer?

If you need to mix concrete, a wheelbarrow and hoe get the job done. But you’ll need a portable concrete mixer for bigger projects.
Man applies concrete to slab with trowel

Tools You Need to Work with Concrete

Before you start working on a concrete project, check this list. Chances are, you’ll need these tools to do the job.
“Today’s Homeowner” co-host Chelsea Lipford Wolf's patio with plant posts filled with concrete

How to Build Planter Posts for String Lights

Cafe lights add atmosphere to any outdoor living space! Pairing them with floral arrangements makes this patio look inviting and luxurious.
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?
Concrete countertop

Concrete Countertops: Advantages, How to Make, and Pro Tips

Concrete countertops’ beauty, durability and versatility make them popular for kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor living areas. Here's how to make one.
Gloved hand applying Quikrete Advanced Polymer Concrete Crack Sealant with caulking gun

Easy Concrete Crack Filler: Make Repairs in Minutes!

Seasonal changes and freeze-thaw cycles cause concrete to crack. Fortunately, there’s an easy concrete crack filler that makes surfaces look as good as new.
Danny Lipford installs wood deck post in concrete footing

Setting Posts in Concrete the Easy Way

No deck, fence or mailbox would last very long without a strong foundation, and that starts with setting the posts in concrete.