Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
stopping a dog from digging

How to Prevent Your Dog from Digging Under a Gate or Fence

If you keep your dog in a fenced in backyard, chances are that he’ll try to dig his way to freedom. Dogs often dig under a gate, since there’s has a gap under it to allow the gate to swing open. Watch this video to find out how to prevent your dog from digging under a gate.
Racked fence with individual pickets following the slope.

How to Stain a Wooden Fence in Your Yard

Stain is a better choice than paint for a wood fence, since it penetrates into the wood, doesn’t peel, and lasts longer. Paint basically coats the wood and requires regular maintenance.
setting fence post

Using Fast-Setting Concrete for Setting Posts

Whether you are building a fence or a playset for the kids, setting the posts is an important part of the job. Using fast-setting concrete allows you to simplify and speed up the process because it can be mixed with water in the hole.
cutting fence panels

How to Cut Wooden Fence Panels to Length

When installing preassembled fence panels, you may need to trim the length of some of the panels to fit the allotted space. Watch this video to find out how to cut a fence panel to length.
White picket fence

Fences: Surrounding Your Surroundings

One of the most visible things you can add to the exterior of your home is fencing. Before you start, make sure you identify your property lines and building codes so you won't have to tear it down because it was built on someone else’s property or didn't meet regulations!
Fence built on sloping ground with planters.

How to Build a Fence on a Slope

Building a fence on a slope can be challenging since the posts and pickets remain plumb regardless of the slope of the ground below it. Read on for tips on how to build a fence on unlevel ground.
Installing landscape timber under gate

How to Keep Dogs from Digging Under a Fence Gate

Some dogs love to escape when confined to a fenced yard, and the easiest way out is often by digging under the gate. Watch this video to see how to prevent your dog from digging under a gate.

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.
Veranda Slide Lock Fence Brackets

Veranda Slide Lock Brackets Make Vinyl Fence Installation Easy

Installing a vinyl fence just got a lot faster and easier thanks to Veranda Slide Lock brackets which attach fence panels to posts without exposed fasteners. Watch this video to find out more.