How to lay a DIY concrete patio. So glad I found this getting ready to extend our pool area.

How to lay a DIY concrete patio. So glad I found this getting ready to extend our pool area.

How to lay a stone patio. TOH landscaper Roger Cook shows you how here. | Illustration by: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com

How to lay a stone patio. TOH landscaper Roger Cook shows you how here. | Illustration by: Gregory Nemec | thisoldhouse.com

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Stamped Concrete - perfect project for a driveway, porch, front walk, or even concrete flooring. It's like laying down rubber floor mats into wet concrete. Easy. We did ours in an afternoon. ~~ Houston Foodlovers Book Club

Stamped Concrete - perfect project for a driveway, porch, front walk, or even concrete flooring. It's like laying down rubber floor mats into wet concrete. Easy. We did ours in an afternoon. ~~ Houston Foodlovers Book Club

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Tips to Build a Concrete Walkway:  "Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with these 10 pro tips. Tips include forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other vital steps in creating a first-rate concrete pour. Also, the 10 most common mistakes."

Tips to Build a Concrete Walkway: "Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with these 10 pro tips. Tips include forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other vital steps in creating a first-rate concrete pour. Also, the 10 most common mistakes."

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Create a patio by laying concrete pavers and filling the gaps with river rocks.

Create a patio by laying concrete pavers and filling the gaps with river rocks.

Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with these 10 pro tips. Tips include forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other vital steps in creating a first-rate concrete pour. Also, the 10 most common mistakes.  By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine: September 2008        Tip 1: Overbuild your forms      Tip 2: Form curves with hardboard      Tip 3: Keep stakes below the form tops      Tip 4: Put down a solid base      Tip 5: Plunge out the bubbles      Tip…

Build strong, crack-free concrete sidewalks and slabs with these 10 pro tips. Tips include forming edges, leveling, smoothing, curing and other vital steps in creating a first-rate concrete pour. Also, the 10 most common mistakes. By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine: September 2008 Tip 1: Overbuild your forms Tip 2: Form curves with hardboard Tip 3: Keep stakes below the form tops Tip 4: Put down a solid base Tip 5: Plunge out the bubbles Tip…

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Laying a Pebble Patio  Give an old concrete patio a complete facelift with an overlay of pebbles mixed with epoxy. The result is a patio that looks like a sandy beach, giving the feel of an island resort in your own backyard.

Laying a Pebble Patio Give an old concrete patio a complete facelift with an overlay of pebbles mixed with epoxy. The result is a patio that looks like a sandy beach, giving the feel of an island resort in your own backyard.

Building a Raised Pond A BLOCK OR BRICK STRUCTURE Once the concrete has set, you can construct the walls, trapping the polythene membrane between the inner and outer skins as they are built. Although laying concrete blocks and bricks requires skill, it is not beyond the capabilities of the amateur, provided care is taken. Use

Building a Raised Pond A BLOCK OR BRICK STRUCTURE Once the concrete has set, you can construct the walls, trapping the polythene membrane between the inner and outer skins as they are built. Although laying concrete blocks and bricks requires skill, it is not beyond the capabilities of the amateur, provided care is taken. Use

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