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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 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!
Smoothing cement with trowel

12 Tips to Buying Concrete that will Increase Your Projects Success

Whether a project is small -- like steps -- or larger in scope like a patio, figuring how much concrete you need is done the same way.
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.
“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.
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.

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.