Concrete & Masonry

Applying Quikrete sealant

How to Repair Mortar in a Brick Wall or Chimney

Brick homes and chimneys are durable and built to last thanks to mortar joints that take the brunt of damage caused by wall movement, foundation settlement and exposure to elements. A buffer between the bricks, mortar joints are designed to crack and deteriorate before the brick when faced with movement and other stressful pressure. So, […]

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Fire pit

How to Build a Backyard Fire Pit from a Kit

A backyard fire pit is a great gathering place for outdoor entertaining — building one is easy with this kit!

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Beautiful concrete steps

How to Repair and Resurface Concrete Steps

Concrete steps are very durable, but exposure to the elements can take its toll over time, causing the concrete to crack and chip. Watch this video to find out how to repair and resurface concrete steps on your home.

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concrete slab for air conditioner

How to Pour a Concrete Pad for an A/C Unit

Denise Kline says she and her husband faced an unexpected challenge after their new air conditioner unit was installed. “When our new A/C unit was installed, they failed to tell us beforehand that it required a larger slab,” Denise says. “After installing it, they simply placed concrete blocks under it, which has caused the unit […]

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Fast-setting and standard concrete

Fast-Setting or Standard Concrete: How to Decide

Should you use fast-setting or standard concrete? The answer depends on your project. Follow this guide and decide!

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Retaining Wall

How to Build a Block Retaining Wall

Retaining walls can be a great way not only to help with erosion and water drainage, but also to create beautiful, usable garden space. And thanks to interlocking, stackable blocks, this project can be completed in a weekend.

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How to Attach a Wood Post to Concrete

“How can I attach a wood handrail post to concrete?” Watch the step-by-step video here!

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How to Repair a Cracked Concrete Driveway

Here’s how to repair and seal cracks in a concrete slab, such as a driveway, to prevent water from seeping beneath the slab and causing the soil to erode.

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