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DIY Deck Building – Step by Step

Cool New Deck For A Lakefront Man Cave by Matt Weber The huge outbuilding that Joey Prestage built as his Man Cave needed a deck. It sits on a beautiful lakefront lot which requires a comfortable place to sit and enjoy the view. The lay of the land meant the deck would connect to the building at ground level beneath […]

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Coating a Countertop

A countertop is among the most prominent features of a kitchen or bathroom, the work surface around which all activities revolve. Because it’s such a central feature of the room, homeowners want a countertop that complements the interior décor. Of course, styles and tastes change over time, and that holds true for countertop designs. Countertops are used on a daily […]

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Protecting Outdoor Wood

By Matt Weber We’re all aware of the wonders of wood as a building material, but to preserve its natural good looks when used outdoors, it’s necessary to apply a stain/sealer to protect it from Mother Nature. From mold and ultraviolet rays to insect infestation and rot, the threats to wood are plentiful. Choosing the right sealant, prepping the wood […]

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DIY Build a Freestanding Deck

    By Matt Weber     Build a Freestanding Cantilevered Deck Supported by Parallel Beams. Around Alabama, where EHT is headquartered, most decks are connected to the side of a house with a ledger board fastened to the rim joist of the house. When done correctly, this is a strong and code-compliant method of building. But, when flashed or […]

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Everyone Into the Pool! – DIY Pool Deck and Patio Upgrade

Judy and Bob Dulovic love their backyard. Now, after applying RollerRock® to the patio, pool deck and walkway, they love it even more. Originally built in 1986, the in-ground pool is the focal point of the Dulovic yard. In 2008 the family added a beige coat of RollerRock real stone coating from Daich Coatings to the concrete surfaces in their […]

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DIY Garage Floor Project

  Like many people, John Gwinn is tired of sitting at home, doing nothing. He decided to invest his time in home improvement projects, starting with a new garage floor. Gwinn, a resident of San Diego, Calif. says “I decided this is the perfect time for home projects. I needed something to transform our sealed concrete floor so I started […]

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Installing Outdoor Lighting

By Monte Burch   Brighten your life with Low-Voltage and Solar powered outdoor lighting. The fun doesn’t have to stop when the sun goes down if you spice up your yard, garden and home with low-voltage and sun-powered solar lighting products. According to the American Lighting Association more and more people are using outdoor lighting to enhance the looks of […]

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New Colors Added to SpreadRock® Offering

    Daich Coatings, manufacturers of durable real stone coatings, has introduced three new colors to its popular SpreadRock® granite stone coating line. The new Mocha, Anvil and Ice Grey colors add richer, darker color options to the real stone coatings selection.  SpreadRock has exceptional decorative and protective benefits when applied to concrete, masonry and other surfaces. The coating can […]

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How to Estimate Your Concrete Job

Bagged Concrete to Cubic Yard Quickdraw Working with concrete can create a bit of anxiety, no matter how big or small the job—whether you’re placing a slab, leveling out a space for a patio or setting posts. The first and most important step for any concrete project is to work out the volume of concrete needed – which isn’t always […]

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Home Upgrades that Make a Big Difference

Inside and out, the right home improvement projects can positively impact a home’s value. From garage door replacements that have a calculated 94.5 percent return on investment* to adding decorative mouldings that complement a home’s personal style, home upgrades can make a big difference on a house. “Making positive changes to your home almost always has payback,” says realtor Vincent […]

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