Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

Simplifying Summer Home Maintenance

In this special-edition Today's Homeowner Podcast, we tell you how to easily keep your home maintenance on track this summer.
Danny Lipford installs wood deck post in concrete footing

How to Attach a Wood Post to Concrete

Attaching a wood post to a deck's concrete footing, a concrete walkway, patio or porch slab is easy. Here’s how to do it.
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Repairing a Lawn Damaged by Dogs

Cathy's two dogs are causing a "mess" in the back yard.  They pick the same spot at the bottom of the deck to relieve themselves, and now the grass is beginning to die.  
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Converting a Deck into a Screened-In Porch

A single mom gets a deck renovation, complete with a screened-in porch. Watch the transformation on this episode of Today's Homeowner.
Applying a self-adhesive strips to an exterior wood step.

How to Prevent Slips and Falls on Outside Steps

Have outdoor stairs? This is one of the easiest ways to protect against slips and falls — stay safe!
New above ground deck and patio of family home

How to Build Wooden Deck Stairs

Watch this video for tips and useful information on how to build steps and stairs for your deck from pressure treated wood.
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How to Broom-Finish Concrete — and Why It’s Important

Adding a concrete patio is an easy, affordable way to enhance a blank-slate backyard. Anyone can use Quikrete concrete mixes to pour a slab and extend their living space outdoors; it doesn’t require special training...

How to Fix Slippery Stairs

Outdoor wooden stairs get dirty, slick and dangerous. Here's how to make them less slippery.

How to Build Gates for a Wood Deck

Deck gates help keep your kids safe during quality time with Mommy and Daddy.