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A colorfully stained concrete floor.
DIY Sidewalk Staining

Change the color of your concrete, in 5 steps

A wide crack in a cement sidewalk.
How to Repair a Cracked Sidewalk

Most sidewalk repair can be done DIY with few supplies.

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Pouring a Concrete Walkway 1 - Intro and Materials

Intro - Preparation - Mixing and Pouring - Screeding and Finishing - Clean Up Millions of people from

How to Make a Threshold Ramp with Wood

Add access with some classic materials.

A ramp.
Handicap Ramps: Determining the Correct Angle

Handicap ramps have to meet certain requirements.

A dog and a cat look at each other.
How to Make a Pet Ramp for Home Stairways

A pet ramp makes things easier on animals.

a person pressure-washing concrete
How to Remove Stains from Concrete Sidewalks

Stained concrete sidewalks can look very bad and worn.

red paver walkway on a slight slope surrounded by greenery
How to Install a Paver Walkway on a Slope

Installing pavers doesn't have to be a slippery slope.

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How can I prevent wheelchair wheels from slipping on a handicap ramp?

When building a new handicap ramp it is very important to make it as sturdy and safe as possible. Building the ramp at an angle that is low enough for people to walk on it easily will help prevent wheelchair wheels from slipping. The best way to prevent wheelchair wheels from slipping though is to install

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Can I build a concrete handicap ramp on a hill?

It is possible to build a concrete handicap ramp on a hill, although a hill will complicate the project somewhat. Building a ramp on a steep hill requires leveling the surface. The concrete form should be constructed so that the surface underneath and leading to the ramp will be level. The handicap ramp

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What is the proper handicap ramp slope to have?

To be easily manageable, a handicap ramp slope should be between 1:16 and 1:20. Anything steeper will make the use of the handicap ramp difficult, if not impossible, for some wheelchair users. In general, the least possible slope should be used. Increasing the length of the planned handicap ramp in order

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How to Compact Down a Gravel Patio

A gravel patio can add a nice touch to your home. Gravel is a type of small rock, that ranges in size from 2 millimeters to 2.5 inches. Quite often, a gravel mix will contain sand, clay and small rocks. The material ranges in color from charcoal black to tan. It is commonly used as natural cover for

A snowblower.
Assembling Snowblower Engines

Assemble your snowblower engine before winter.

Paver stones.
How to Install a Cobblestone Paver Walkway

Cobblestone pavers add character.

power washing a sidewalk
How to Stain a Concrete Sidewalk

You can stain concrete to change its color and overall look.

paved walkway around the gazebo
Repair Tree Root Damage to a Paver Walkway

Nearby trees or bushes can lead to root damage.

How to Make Portable Dog Ramps for Cars

As a dog owner, there will come a time when you will want to put them in the car, a dog ramp will make this much easier.

How to Build Portable Threshold Ramps

Threshold ramps are a must for any threshold or door entry that is over three-quarters of an inch tall.

How Often Should Snowblower Oil Be Changed?

A snowblower takes the same kind of oil that a standard vehicle does, but snowblower oil does not need to be changed every three months.

Vehicle buried in snow
Selecting A Snowblower Attachment For A Lawn Mower

Add an attachment to a tool you already have.

How to Create a Curved Paver Walkway

Curved paver walkways look extremely stylish. Many house owners prefer brick or even concrete to construct the pathways.

How to Make a Folding Ramp in 5 Steps

A folding ramp can be used for many purposes. Some people have them as portable wheelchair ramps.

How to Replace a Damaged Concrete Sidewalk Section

Replacing a damaged concrete sidewalk section is no one's idea of a good time, but it is necessary.

Pouring a Concrete Sidewalk: Mistakes to Avoid

Installing a concrete sidewalk is simple. When done properly, this can add to property values and last for many years.

dangerous uneven concrete sidewalk
Concrete Sidewalk Repair: How to Repair an Uneven Sidewalk

An uneven sidewalk is a safety hazard. While it used to be an expensive fix, new technologies have enabled fast and simple sidewalk repair.

A red snowblower spitting snow off of the path.
How to Remove a Snowblower Auger

Remove the auger from your snowblower in a couple hours to perform any maintenance you need.

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How to Adjust a Snow Blower Carburetor

Everything you need to know to adjust your snow blower's carburetor for better power and fuel efficiency.

How to Make a Horse Trailer Ramp

A trailer ramp for your horse is easy enough to make at home. With some basic materials, and outline,

How to Build Mobile Home Ramps

Building mobile home ramps is not any different than building one for any other structure. You will need a design that is functional for the user.

de-icer on road
Sand on Ice -Versus- Salt on Ice

Get the cold, hard facts on sand and salt as solutions for our icy roads.

Man removing snow after storm with a snowblower
Snowblower Oil: What To Look For

During normal operations of any machine like a snowblower, contaminants sometimes creep into the oil and can shorten the life of your snowblower.

A snowblower being used.
The 4 Best Snowblower Techniques

Work smarter not harder with these tips!

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Pouring a Concrete Walkway 4 - Screeding and Finishing

Intro - Preparation - Mixing and Pouring - Screeding and Finishing - Clean Up Screeding At this point

Brick paving stones being laid for a driveway.
How to Lay Paving Stones

Get a professionally-laid paving stone surface without the professional price tag.

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Laying A Concrete Sidewalk

A concrete sidewalk will provide you a nearly maintenance free walkway for your home. A concrete sidewalk

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Calculating How Much Weight Aluminum Ramps Can Hold

Knowing how much weight an aluminum ramp can hold is vital when choosing a ramp. It's not uncommon for

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How to Lay a Walkway with Slate Pavers

If you want to lay a paver walkway, one of your options is to use slate pavers. Slate is actually one

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Pouring a Concrete Walkway 3 - Mixing and Pouring

Intro - Preparation - Mixing and Pouring - Screeding and Finishing - Clean Up There are traditionalists