Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

7 Garden Fencing Ideas to Create a Backyard Paradise

If you’re looking to transform your space, the right fencing can turn your garden into a haven from the outside world. Here are 7 ideas for inspiration!
reinforcing a wooden post

How to Reinforce a Wooden Post Set in Concrete

Setting a wooden post in concrete makes it more stable and secure, but as the wood shrinks over time, it can cause the post to become loose. To prevent this from happening, drive several large, rust resistant nails in all four sides of the post at different angles. Watch this video to find out more.

Fence Post Saver

Once you build a fence it is inevitable that the weather is going to take its toll on it. Fence posts that were originally cut square allow rainwater to soak right into the wood resulting in expansion and splitting of the wood. We've found that by cutting the fence posts at a slight angle the water drains right off rather than sitting and soaking into the wood.

Kicking Off Spring With the 4 Seasons of Home Ownership

Homeowners Sharla and Stuart Brink help us kick off the 4 Seasons of Home Ownership with the spring checklist.
treating treated wood

Treating Treated Wood

When cutting thick pieces of pressure treated wood, such as fence posts, the preservative may not have soaked all the way to the center of the lumber. Watch this video to see how to use preservative to treat the end grain of lumber.
Tall wooden fence gate leading to a beautifully landscaped patio

Repairing a Wooden Fence

The vertical fence boards on a wood fence are often secured with nails, which can work loose over time. Instead of driving the nails back in, replace them with corrosion resistant deck screws, which will stay put. Watch this video to find out more.
Danny Lipford working on building a pressure treated wood privacy fence.

Build a DIY Privacy Fence and Fire Pit for Your Yard

Find out how to build a pressure treated wood privacy fence and lattice screen in your yard, as well as an easy to assemble stone fire pit. Watch this video to find out more.

How to Set Fence Posts in Your Yard

Laying out and installing posts for a fence in your yard is not that difficult if you take the time to make sure everything is straight and level. Watch this video to find out how to set the fence post for a wooden picket fence in your yard.
removing fence post

How to Remove Fence Posts from Your Yard

To remove wooden posts from the ground, screw a block of wood to the side of the post, stack concrete blocks next to it to form a fulcrum, position a 2x4 under the block of wood and over the fulcrum, then pull down on it to pull the post out of the ground. Watch this video to find out more.