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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.
“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.
“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.

Foundation Crack Repairs: Fast Fixes for Cosmetic Problems

If your home's concrete slab is cracked, that's unsettling. Fortunately, these cracks rarely indicate a serious settling problem — here's how to fix them.
Patio furniture on a concrete slab

How to Pour a Concrete Slab

Watch this step-by-step slideshow to find out how to pour and finish a concrete slab on your home, such as a driveway or patio.

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.
Concrete block wall in a basement, leaking

How to Fix a Leak in the Basement with Quikrete

A leak in a basement wall is a big problem, but there's a quick fix that lasts long term. Watch this video for more information.

How to Remove Thinset Residue from a Concrete Patio

A concrete patio has has thinset residue and the homeowner says she's tried everything to remove it. Except for this — and it's the surefire solution!
Danny Lipford looks at a wet concrete patio in production at the job site

Solutions for Houses That Slope | Ep. 81

Whether you live in a slope house or have unlevel floors due to an improperly built home that unexpectedly slopes, all kinds of problems can arise.