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How to Extend a Driveway with Asphalt
Mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner add an extra parking spot in their driveway to keep their vehicles off of a busy street.
The 5 Best Gate Openers (2023 Guide)
Automatic gate openers provide security and convenience by sliding or swinging your gate open for you. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best gate openers on Amazon.
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.
How to Pour a Concrete Driveway
This Old House mason Mark McCullough helps a homeowner fix her driveway to make it safer and increase curb appeal.
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.
Melting Snow: Heated Driveway Systems vs. Portable Heating Mats
Long winters can be unbearable, especially if it means removing snow from your driveway several times a week. Heated driveway systems come in various forms and make winter easier, melting snow as it falls. But what are the options and how much do they cost?
The Best Ice Melt for Driveways
Mason Mark McCullough gives a basic overview of a few different ways to de-ice walkways and driveways during the winter, and how those deicers impact different types of masonry.
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.
An Introduction to Driveways and Sidewalks
Details make a difference in the way we walk, ride, and drive.
Pet Safe Ice Prevention
Prevent ice on your driveways, sidewalks, and steps by pretreating. It’s better for your pets’ paws, too!
How to Pre-treat and Prevent Ice Like a Pro
It’s possible to prevent ice buildup—without the mess, and without harm to pets, property, or environment.
Prevent Driveway Puddles with Pervious Paving
Install a driveway that drains water away by using pavers above gravel layers
Patio and Pathway Inspiration
Update your patio, build a new walkway, or install a fire pit for yard that’s perfect for summer shindigs.
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 Install a Channel Drain
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner solve a driveway drainage dilemma
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
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.
What To Put on Icy Steps, Stairs, Walkways, and Garage Floors
Make slippery surfaces safer in winter with 4 chemical-free products.
How to Choose and Use a Snowblower
This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares tips for safely clearing snow from driveways and walkways.
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
How to Build a Decorative Driveway Marker
Stock lumber and some creative cutting yield a charming new landmark
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.
Concrete Paver Styles
Pavers come in many shapes, detailed to suit almost any architecture, and can transform a ho-hum outdoor space into a handsome and durable expression of your taste.
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
Digging Out Your Car? Don't Damage the Driveway
Handy tips for avoiding damage to your driveway when you're shoveling snow
Driveways That Drain Away
Porous alternatives to asphalt divert rainwater runoff from overworked sewers—and look nicer
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