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Pathways & Sidewalks Maintenance

Our sidewalk maintenance tips can help you keep your home cost efficient, safe & cozy.

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Our 5 Best Electric Snow Shovel Picks (2024)

We review the best electric snow shovels to help you find a highly rated corded or cordless model for quick and easy snow removal.
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How to Resurface Worn Concrete

Trowel concrete resurfacer over your worn walkway, and you'll have a brand new, durable surface with uniform color. Before you get started, check out this how-to video on working with concrete.

The 5 Best Ice Melts (2024 Review)

If your area is prone to snowstorms, slippery sidewalks, walkways, and driveways may be an issue. In this review, the This Old House Reviews Team researched the five best ice melt products on Amazon to help you find the one that’s right for you. The products included in this article are available at various retail stores, local home centers, and online retailers like Amazon.
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Best Concrete Sealers (2024 Guide)

Ice melt, sunlight, and water can be tough on unsealed concrete surfaces. Our guide covers the best concrete sealers for driveways, garages, patios, and more.

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.

Repairing a Paver Walkway | Generation NEXT

Ask This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook teaches his apprentice how to identify and repair a walkway that has been damaged by chipmunks This episode of DIY Smarts is brought to you by The Home Depot

How to Repair a Broken Stone Walkway

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook helps a homeowner repair a cracked stone walkway

How to Repair a Mortared Flagstone Walkway

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows a no-mortar way to fix a mortared walkway

How to Repair a Brick Walkway

Resurrecting a sunken brick path with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook.

How to Repair an Asphalt Walkway

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shares a fast fix for ruptured paving

How to Repair a Flagstone Walkway

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook shows how to affix loose flagstones

How to Repair Stone Walkway Mortar

Fixing up the cracks between paving stones keeps a walkway beautiful and safe

Pro Tips: Snow and Ice Removal

Buried by a blizzard? Follow our tips for digging out

Digging Out Your Car? Don't Damage the Driveway

Handy tips for avoiding damage to your driveway when you're shoveling snow

How to Powerwash a Walkway

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook revives a dingy brick walkway