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Wood Deck Construction Vs. Brick Patio Paving

Creating an outdoor living space beyond the four walls of your home is gaining ground as one of the most popular home improvement projects of all. Whether your outdoor room will be a brick paving patio or a wood or composite deck, creating an outdoor room is the least expensive way to extend...

Cheap Home Improvements: More Affordable Home Upgrades

In an uncertain housing market, dropping big bucks on complex home improvement projects isn’t always the way to go.  However, with a little DIY know-how and a conservative amount of cash, there is a lot you can do to enhance both the value and enjoyment of your home.

Here are seven cheap...

Driveway Sealing and Repair:  Easy Tips for Great Results

Asphalt driveways take a beating from Mother Nature. UV, moisture and freeze-thaw cycles cause cracks, exposing the aggregate and deteriorating the binders that hold your driveway together. That’s why it’s important to repair driveway cracks or potholes and apply driveway sealer on a regular...

Concrete and Masonry Painting Prep Made Easy

Looking for a beautiful, long-lasting finish for your concrete and masonry surfaces?  The power is in the preparation. BEHR has come up with affordable, quick and easy solutions for properly preparing concrete and masonry surfaces prior to coating with its line of Concrete and Masonry Prep...

Contractor Fraud: How to Avoid

Avoiding contractor fraud largely depends on knowing when an offer is just too good to be true. Here are a few of the most common home repair scams and how to avoid them.

Free Inspection.  This is probably the biggest home repair scam around. A contractor advertises a "free, no-obligation"...

Landscaping

Seasoning slippery sidewalks with sidewalk salt will cause ice to melt, but the wrong kind of salt can also cause sidewalk surfaces to disintegrate. When buying salt for sidewalks, always choose salt made from potassium chloride. This type of sidewalk salt will melt ice without damaging...