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Driveway How To & DIY

Improve the value of your home by discovering our driveway step-by-step tips & ideas.

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How to Install Cobblestone Driveway Edging

Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner keep her driveway from washing away by replacing an old, ineffective brick edging with big, bulky cobblestone.
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How to Fix a Sinking Driveway Drainage System

Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner handle a sinking drywell forming a major depression in their driveway.

All About Sealcoating a Driveway

Driveway sealcoating creates a membrane that protects the concrete or other substrate from the damaging effects of the sun, gasoline, rock salt, oil, and ice. Read this guide for tips on the best sealers to use, and how to seal a driveway to maximally preserve its structure and appearance.
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Patio and Pathway Inspiration

Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
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How to Install Ultra-Thin Exterior Lighting

Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs ultra-thin, LED lights on a garage to replace a broken floodlight.
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How to Install a Channel Drain

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner solve a driveway drainage dilemma
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How to Build a Grass Driveway

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook uses grass pavers to transform a patch of grass into a lawn a homeowner can drive on
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How to Repair an Asphalt Pothole

Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook teaches a homeowner how to fill a pothole in an asphalt driveway to make it safe.
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What To Put on Icy Steps, Stairs, Walkways, and Garage Floors

Make slippery surfaces safer in winter with 4 chemical-free products.
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How to Choose and Use a Snowblower

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for safely clearing snow from driveways and walkways.
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How to Create a Low-Maintenance, All-Gravel Driveway

Use a chip seal paving technique to get a classic driveway look that stands up to plowing and doesn't require annual raking and replenishment
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How to Build a Decorative Driveway Marker

Stock lumber and some creative cutting yield a charming new landmark
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How to Build a Driveway Apron

Use handy paver mats made of concrete cobblestones to give your driveway some old-world charm.
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How to Install a Permeable-Paver Driveway

More eco friendly than asphalt or concrete, permeable driveway pavers minimize runoff that can pollute waterways.
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All About Concrete Pavers

When it's time for a new driveway or poolside patio, this easy-to-install option is tough, cost-effective, and surprisingly handsome. The TOH experts show you how to choose well for your next project
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Driveways That Drain Away

Porous alternatives to asphalt divert rainwater runoff from overworked sewers—and look nicer
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How to Apply an Epoxy Coating to a Garage Floor

In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the steps to creating a durable, stain-resistant garage floor
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Driveway Jazz Up

How to transform—or take the focus off—a boring, straight driveway
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A Better Driveway Border

Belgian block edging keeps the pavement out of your yard, and vice versa.