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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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Driveway Edging: Installing Belgian Blocks

Adding a neat row of Belgian block stones to each side of an asphalt driveway will boost its curb appeal while also providing a clear visual aid as you back out or pull in. Here’s how to install one.

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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.

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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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.

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

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

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

Driveway Jazz Up

How to transform—or take the focus off—a boring, straight driveway

A Better Driveway Border

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