Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Tiled entrance to stone house.

Installing Tile Outside on a Concrete Porch or Patio

Watch this video for tips on how to lay tile outdoors on a concrete porch or patio, including the right kind of tile, waterproofer, mortar adhesive, and grout to use.
Paver patio

How to Install Pavers Over a Concrete Patio Without Mortar

“I have a small poured concrete patio that I’d like to cover with brick pavers. Can I do this without using mortar?”

Yes, you can lay a paver patio over a concrete slab using a sand base. Read on to find out how.
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!
Split screen of two images; the left side shows a gray concrete patio made from Quikrete WalkMaker and the right side shows a multi-colored concrete patio made with Quikrete WalkMaker

How to Create a DIY Patio and Walkway with Quikrete WalkMaker

If you want a patio, but don’t want to pour a concrete slab, use Quikrete WalkMaker as a DIY-friendly solution. Here's how to do it!

4 DIY Ideas for Creating a Patio on a Budget

The official start of summer is just around the corner. If your outdoor space isn't quite ready for entertaining, we have four ways you can punch up your patio on a budget.
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.
Concrete steps after applying textured concrete coating.

Textured Concrete Coatings

Watch this video to find out about the advantages and application of textured acrylic concrete coatings to old concrete surfaces, such as steps, patios, sidewalks, and driveways.
Danny Lipford looks at a wet concrete patio in production at the job site

Cement vs. Concrete: Understanding the Difference

People often say ‘cement’ and ‘concrete’ interchangeably, but these words have different meanings. Here’s what you should know about cement vs. concrete.
Marking utility lines

Building a Patio Over Buried Utility Lines

Laura asks, “We want to enlarge our patio, but there are buried utility lines running through the area. What should we do?”

Depending on the lines, you may be able to build your patio over them. Read on to find out more.