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concrete

  • How the Liteblok Can Help You Build Green

    We’re always on the lookout for new products. Or old products done better. Or anything, really, that gets the mind spinning with DIY possibilities. The Liteblok from Cresco Concrete is one…

  • Converting an Old Barn Into a Printing Studio

    Wedding stationers Rebecca and Dade moved from Florida to New Hampshire in 2007 with the intent of finding a property with a barn to renovate for their online business, The White…

  • What Makes a Great Kitchen Countertop?

    A reader of ours lives in a Venice, CA bungalow and recently asked for help in selecting new kitchen countertops or possibly repairing the current ones. From the looks of these…

  • Fix Those Potholes Yourself

    Winter after winter can wreak havoc on your driveway. Whether it’s potholes or just cracks, you can fill them in yourself with EZ Street. This site offers all the information you’ll…

  • Clean Your Concrete

    The concrete that makes up your driveway, sidewalk, garage floor, and pathways needs periodical cleaning to remove any excess oils, dirt, debris, and moss that can build up quickly over a…

  • You Say Cement, I Say Concrete

    There are many terms in the home improvement world that become interchanged with other similar terms when they have actually very different meanings. Here are a few examples. Cement/concrete: Cement refers…

  • Efflorescence: The Chalky Stuff on your Concrete

    Efflorescence is a very common and somewhat mysterious ailment effecting masonry construction including brick, concrete, and mortars. It occurs when water moving through a sidewalk or other structure brings salts to…

  • Drilling into Concrete

    It’s important to choose the right materials when you’re fastening wood or metal into concrete. Whether you’re hanging a heavy mirror into your concrete wall or attaching the garden hose to…

  • Glossy Garage Floors

    The easiest way to give your garage a finished and professional look is by improving the floor surface. Typically garage floors are unfinished slabs of concrete with possibly a clear coat…

  • Building a Concrete Patio

    Concrete patios can be the foundation for a brick patio but also serve as your primary outdoor surface. You’ll need the proper planning and supplies to finish this job but with…

  • Kitchen Countertop Decisions

    Chowhound has opened up the comments to help them decide what type of kitchen countertops they should install during their renovation and the people are talking. We’ve found some resources that…

  • Install Your Own Concrete Countertops

    Decorative Concrete of Virginia There are many countertop materials available to choose from, but we have been really liking concrete lately. We’ve seen some great examples of what the gray stuff…