I purchased a pressure washer specifically to periodically clean my decking prior to re-oiling it. It was only after careful consideration, and on balance, that I made an informed decision to buy the Nilfisk rather than a Karcher; and now use it to clean all manner of other items around my garden.
Clean a bare cedar deck the green way: with biodegradable liquid dish soap that is flora- and fauna-friendly—safe for kids and pets, too! Just soak, scrub with a deck brush, and rinse. Works great!
If you are dreaming of an outdoor deck to enjoy neighborhood barbeques and family gatherings, you’ve come to the right place. Start by familiarizing yourself with the different types of decking materials available today. This is the first step in making that backyard deck dream a reality!
Laying a flagstone paver patio is not particularly difficult, but it is hard work. This is a report of building such a flagstone patio.
Polymeric sand effectively fills and interlocks joints between paving units. Read on to determine if this paver joint sand solution is the one for your next outdoor pavement project. Learn about what a polymer is, its history, and how to use this dry joint sand stabilizer.
Flat roofs with easy access are great for creating an outdoor living space. One issue that many people question me about is how to create a deck that is functional without compromising the waterproof roof surface. The best way is to construct a...
Backyard deck looking faded and dirty? Here are step-by-step directions to clean it up and get it looking new again.
Outdoor patio covers can come in many shapes, styles, sizes, materials, and prices. Gazebo, pergolas, awnings, and carports are all more permanent types of patio coverings and structures. Other types are less obtrusive like for instance, a...
Have a concrete patio but want a bigger outdoor space? These DIY steps show how to extend your concrete patios with pavers.
This article will show you how to build a sturdy deck using common tools with minimal cuts and expense. Follow along for instructions, material lists and time and money saving tips and tricks.
Design, estimate and build a deck. Instructions to lay out and cut stringers to build a stairs. Mathematical formulas used to estimate building construction. Build steps, carpentry tricks.
Use sails to create shade and cool a sunny conservatory. They are inexpensive, stylish and easy to install.
How I built a patio cover for my own house. With pictures I took for the permit inspector to make the approval inspection go smoothly.
This hub will explain in detail how to build a decking step by step. It also contains some useful tips and tricks.
A screen room provides lots of outdoor living space. Check out our project to get ideas for what you might do.