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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 Repair a Brick Patio

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

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

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How to Repair an Uneven Bluestone Patio

Resetting heaved stones with This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook

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

How to Repair Aluminum Patio Chairs

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