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Patio Maintenance

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

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How to Remove Paint from Concrete

Nothing ruins the look of a concrete patio, driveway, or walkway like a paint stain. Whether it’s a fresh spill or paint baking in the sun for years, this guide on removing paint from concrete will help. It contains tips on products and techniques for saying good riddance to ugly paint stains on your concrete surfaces.

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How to Repair a Brick Patio

In this how-to video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook rescues a sunken brick patio

How to Clean Concrete

From driveways to patios, and all the areas in between, here are the best ways to clean concrete floors.

TLC for Wood Patio Furniture

Even though outdoor furniture is typically made of resilient hardwoods or naturally rot-resistant softwoods, it’s not immune to the elements. Here’s how to keep your deck or patio set in top form

How to Drain a Hot Tub

Hot tubs are meant for relaxation, but there’s one aspect of owning one that may be stressing you out: draining the water to clean the tub. Read our guide to learn how to drain your hot tub.

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How to Repair an Uneven Bluestone Patio

Resetting heaved stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

With Deck and Patio, a Backyard Fully Built for Family

Forget grass: For this young family, a handsome wood deck that steps down to a brick patio comprises the ideal chilling, cooking, playing, and entertaining space

How to Repair Aluminum Patio Chairs

A pro shows how to extend the life of your sling patio chairs