Patio Maintenance

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

How to Repair Aluminum Patio Chairs

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How to Repair Aluminum Patio Chairs

Extend the life of your sling patio chairs with these tips.
Repair an Uneven Bluestone Patio

How to Repair an Uneven Bluestone Patio

Learn how to reset heaved stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook
Fixing a brick patio

How to Repair a Brick Patio

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook repairs a sunken brick patio.
Wood Patio Furniture, Outdoor

How to Care 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 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.

Best Electric Pressure Washers (2024 Guide)

In this round-up and comprehensive buying guide, our team evaluates some of the best electric pressure washers on the market today.
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5 Best Pressure Washers (2024 Guide)

Pressure washers deliver a powerful pressurized stream of water to remove dirt, dust, mud, mold, and paint from a variety of surfaces. Use this buying guide to see how our best pressure washer picks stack up as we dig into features, components, customer reviews, and more.

How to Clean Concrete

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

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.

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