Decks & Patios

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How to Screen In an Existing Porch

Enclosing an existing covered porch with screen simply requires you to build a stud wall or walls along the open sides to create surfaces for attaching the screen. Here are step-by-step instructions. Learn More »


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Weber Genesis II 3-Burner Propane Gas Grill

Now that the weather is warming up, I’m ready to fire up the grill. What I love about the new Genesis II grill from Weber is that when you turn the knob, it starts up immediately.

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Using Paver Base as an Outdoor Surface

Paver base is a crushed gravel mixture used to provide a solid foundation for interlocking pavers. But, it can also be used as a stand-alone outdoor surface when packed tightly.

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Simple Steps to Summer Prep

Summer is just around the corner and with it comes cookouts, yard work, pesky mosquitoes and those nasty summer storms. There’s no better time than now to prepare your home and yard for summer fun and the season’s unpredictable weather patterns.

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Sika Fence Post Fix

Setting fence posts can be backbreaking work. Save your back with Sika Fence Post Mix, which mixes right in the bag and expands in the hole.

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Importance of Sealing Concrete and Masonry Surfaces

Concrete and masonry surfaces are great because they’re so durable. But, if you want to keep them looking good, they need to be sealed.

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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.

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Using Fast-Setting Concrete for Curbing

Paver walkways and patios are popular DIY projects. Use fast-setting concrete for edging to contain the pavers along the perimeter.

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