Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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 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.
Fast Setting or Regular Concrete

Fast-Setting or Standard Concrete: How to Decide

Should you use fast-setting or standard concrete? The answer depends on your project. Follow our guide to learn more about each type and decide!
“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.
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.
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.
Cracked concrete walkway beside a tree in a southern Alabama neighborhood

Concrete Repair Made Easy: DIY Fixes With Quikrete

Got cracked concrete? Here's how you can easily repair concrete surfaces with affordable Quikrete products.
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.
Man pours a bucket of water into the Quikrete countertop concrete mix in a wheelbarrow

How to Choose the Best Quikrete Concrete Mix

Not sure about the best Quikrete Concrete Mix to use? Here are three of the most popular options and what you should know about them.