Driveway How To & DIY
Improve the value of your home by discovering our driveway step-by-step tips & ideas.
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.
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.
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.
Ask This Old House master electrician Scott Caron installs ultra-thin, LED lights on a garage to replace a broken floodlight.
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
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