Expert Advice on Improving Your Home

How to Cut and Install Retaining Wall Topper Stones

Paul asks, “How do I add square topper stones to a curved retaining wall?"

Wedge shaped stackable stones can leave you with unsightly gaps. Adding topper stones can pose some challenges. Read on for tips for adding topper stones to your retaining wall.

Homefront Radio Show for January 30, 2010

Here are some of the highlights from the January 30, 2010, Homefront with Danny Lipford radio show.

Foundation Crack Repairs: Fast Fixes for Cosmetic Problems

If your home's concrete slab is cracked, that's unsettling. Fortunately, these cracks rarely indicate a serious settling problem — here's how to fix them.
filling joints in patio pavers

Filling Joints in Patio Pavers

The joints between patio pavers are usually filled with sand, which has a tendency to wash out of the cracks over time. PowerLoc Jointing Sand from Quikrete is a polymer based product that prevents it from washing out or cracking. Simply pour it out and sweep the jointing sand diagonally into the cracks with a push broom. To lock it in place, mist the surface down with water from a sprayer, going over it three times within an hour, and let dry.

Adding a Deck, Patio, or Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor living areas are more popular than ever today. They can be constructed using a variety of materials—including wood, composite, brick, stone, or concrete—and designed to fit any lifestyle or budget. Read on to find out more.
cracks in concrete

How to Repair Cracks and Resurface a Concrete Driveway

Most driveways and patios develop a crack or two in the concrete over the years. Rather than breaking up the slab and pouring a new one, you might want to consider repairing it using a concrete resurfacer. Watch this video to find out how.
Allen Lyle and Danny Lipford at the International Builders' Show

Innovative Ideas from the 2008 International Builders’ Show

The 2008 International Builders’ Show featured some amazing new tools and innovative products for your home including the mold and mildew resistant caulking, magnetic window locks, and polymer based locking sand for paver patios.
Exterior of house

Maintenance Free Outdoors

Find out about three low maintenance products for your home from vinyl siding to composite decking to concrete form walkway. Read on to find out more.