Driveway How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our driveway step-by-step tips & ideas.
Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner handle a sinking drywell forming a major depression in their 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.
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs ultra-thin, LED lights on a garage to replace a broken floodlight.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner solve a driveway drainage dilemma
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
Ask This Old House landscaping contractor Roger Cook teaches a homeowner how to fill a pothole in an asphalt driveway to make it safe.
Make slippery surfaces safer in winter with 4 chemical-free products.
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for safely clearing snow from driveways and walkways.
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
Stock lumber and some creative cutting yield a charming new landmark
Use handy paver mats made of concrete cobblestones to give your driveway some old-world charm.
More eco friendly than asphalt or concrete, permeable driveway pavers minimize runoff that can pollute waterways.
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
Porous alternatives to asphalt divert rainwater runoff from overworked sewers—and look nicer
In this how-to video, This Old House general contractor Tom Silva shows the steps to creating a durable, stain-resistant garage floor