Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
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.
Completed wood deck railing.

Building Handrails for a Wooden Deck

Learn how to build handrails for a wooden deck the easy way, including proper baluster spacing and railing height. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Build Exterior Wood Steps

Building steps used to require complicated measurements and difficult angled cuts, but precut pressure treated stringers today have made the job much easier. Watch this video to find out how.
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.

How to Fix Slippery Stairs

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

How to Attach Railing Posts to Deck Framing

When homeowners and DIYers build a deck, they often fail to attach the railing posts to the deck framing securely. A secure method of attaching railing posts to a deck is to notch the post at the bottom so it fit snugly in the space between the two outer floor joists. Watch this video to find out more.
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!
Screened-in porch

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.
Installing spindles in composite porch railing.

Installing Composite Fencing and Railing on the Kuppersmith Project

In addition to the composite decking used on the porch floor of the Kuppersmith Project house renovation, we also installed a low-maintenance composite fencing around the backyard and composite handrails on the back porch. Watch this video to find out more.