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Mix concrete by the bag Mix concrete by the bag

A reliable and back-friendly approach to a common chore 

Mixing Concrete in a Wheelbarrow
Video: Mixing Concrete in a Wheelbarrow

A simple wheelbarrow, a stiff rake, and a reliable process transform the task of mixing concrete from backbreaker to no-brainer

A Solid Deck Begins with Concrete Piers
A Solid Deck Begins with Concrete Piers

Build this simple foundation with basic tools and ingredients

Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock Wall
Dress Up a Block Wall with a Rock WallOnline Membership Required

Rather than hiding a poured-concrete or block foundation with landscape plantings, show it off with stone veneer

Four Retaining Wall ChoicesOnline Membership Required

Hold back the earth with blocks, concrete, timbers, or stone. Here's how different systems stack up.

A Concrete-Paver Patio from the Bottom Up
A Concrete-Paver Patio from the Bottom Up

Accurate site work and a well-compacted stone base yield an outdoor room that's firm, flat, and attractive

A Fast Foundation for an AdditionOnline Membership Required

Thanks to interlocking foam forms, you can form, pour, and insulate any small foundation in a single day

Start with BatterboardsOnline Membership Required

Ensure a square, level building project from the get-go

Footing and Foundation in One PourOnline Membership Required

For small projects, you can save time and money if you form and pour everything at once

Big Boy Blocks
Big Boy Blocks

A commercial retaining wall system finds a niche in the residential market

Q & A: Hairline cracks in retaining wall

Q & A: Concrete porch floor

Plumbing Under a Concrete FloorOnline Membership Required

Layout is critical when the pipes are cast in stone

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