By Matt Weber A concrete slab is one of the basic components of modern construction throughout the world. Whether used as a building foundation, sidewalk, patio or a mounting pad for your AC condenser, the method of construction is largely the same. Building codes generally require that exterior stairways have a concrete footing or foundation. Without the foundation the steps […]
Rain Ready By Larry Walton, Photos by Tim Walton
We’re finally in the season for fun in the sun, when homeowners can make the most of their outdoor environment. Chilling out with a cold drink, a cool breeze and a hot grill is what summer is all about. Here’s a look at a few products for entertaining in the backyard and relaxing on the front […]
Installing Shaker-style Crown Molding with Rope Lighting By Rob Robillard
By Larry Walton Build a patio shade cover without obstructing the view
Special Advertorial Section Concrete is gaining in popularity as a building material for driveways. According to the National Association of Home Builders, 68% of new homes in 2006 had a concrete driveway installed. That is an increase from 60% in 2001. Concrete is a durable material that will give years of life. While it is basically man made rock, […]
As the weather begins to cool off, here’s a look at some outdoor products to help enhance your yard without all the heat.
Master concrete stainer, Gaye Goodman, explains the staining procedure in step-by-step detail.
By Larry Walton One of my favorite home projects is building a new concrete walkway. It could be because I grew up on the west side of the Coast Range in Oregon where rainfall can reach 200 inches in a year. With conditions like these, it doesn’t take many foot falls for sod […]
Protect and beautify your exterior wood with a quality preservative. Here’s a look at the type of products available and some tips on how to apply them.