If you have an oil stain on your asphalt driveway, wipe up the excess oil with an absorbent cloth or mop it up, then act quickly using the common household items below to make sure that it doesn't become a permanent eyesore or a headache to clean up later.
Mike Kraft tells us how to clean a concrete driveway in this video. The driveway can collect a lot of different stains, which can lead to deterioration. Pressure washing is the best way to clean a brick or concrete driveway. You will first need to place detergent onto the driveway, then use the pressure washer to clean off the ground. You will also need grease remover if you have grease stains that are on your driveway. If you have a low pressure washer, hold the stream closer to the ground, ...
In this tutorial, we learn how to repair and seal an asphalt driveway with Lowe's. First, make sure you wear appropriate clothing and have taken all the safety precautions before starting. Now, brush off all the dirt from the driveway, then clean it and scrub off any oil spots from the asphalt. After this, patch any cracks that are in the asphalt with crack filler. Allow this to cure according to the directions, now get ready to seal the driveway. Grab your asphalt sealer and brush it over th...
An asphalt driveway looks good when new but over time, wear and tear will show. This video by Lowes.com shows you how to clean, repair and reseal your driveway to maintain it and make it last. Before starting the job, check the weather for a few dry days. Tools and materials needed are listed highlighting safety equipment to be used and precautions to be taken. Weeds, stains and dirt are removed and a low pressure is used to rinse the driveway clean. Crack sealant is used to repair smaller cr...
Once you've patched all of the cracks and potholes in your home driveway, it's time for protecting it from further damage. Sealing your driveway will protect from further ghastly and bothersome cracks and potholes. Lowe's knows what works best— QPR's Professional Grade Driveway Sealer.
Your driveway is not perfect and over time, can succumb to bothersome cracks that make driving very uncomfortable. They can even make walking harder, and are unsightly. But Lowe's has the solution to fill them up in a hurry— QPR's Pavement Crack Filler.
Need to match your driveway to your new exterior home paint job? In this video, learn step-by-step how to stain and seal a concrete driveway. Listen up because this method can be used for any exterior concrete surface and can come in handy in the future!
A cracked driveway blacktop isn't just an eyesore. If you leave little cracks in your blacktop driveway alone, they can become bigger problems later. In this video, Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, will teach you will teach you about blacktop repair.
Your driveway can make a big difference in the appearance of your house. As nice as it would be to have a brick, slate or cobblestone driveway, those are expensive options that not everybody can afford. In this episode of Growing Wisdom, you'll learn how to use a comparatively inexpensive process called street printing to really class up your driveway by creating the illusion of brick and other textures.
You don't have to live with an oil-stained driveway. Get rid of the mess with these stain-busting techniques. This video will show you how to get grease off a concrete driveway.
If you've managed to patch all of the unsightly and bothersome cracks in your home's driveway using QPR's Pavement Crack Filler, then you might have some bigger problems to repair— potholes. But don't worry, there's a super easy fix for that, too. QPR's Pothole Repair Products are permanent fixes for ghastly and embarrassing potholes in your driveway.
Tim Carter of AsktheBuilder.com demonstrates how to get an oil stain off a concrete or blacktop driveway.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates the correct way to seal the concrete driveway of your home.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, shows a different kind of driveway than most people in the Tri-state have on their home property -- one made of tar and chips.
Tim Carter, of AsktheBuilder.com, demonstrates really simple ways to repair either blacktop or concrete driveways.
Don't let the ice keep you at home! Learn how to remove ice from your driveway and sidewalk in this free winter maintenance video from an experienced deicing expert.
The stress cracks in your driveway could cause serious damage to your car. This how to video shows you some ways that you can fix a damaged driveway. This is a great DIY home improvement project.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, shows the different kinds of de-icing salts that can be used on your driveway during the winter times, to get rid of that snow and ice.
Those moisture cracks in your concrete driveway could have been prevented. This how to video hows you how to keep your concrete driveway protected and looking good. Its a total DIY project.
Each year, if you have an asphalt driveway, it is important that you sealcoat your driveway against the elements. Doing so regularly will prevent the cycles of melting and freezing water from destroying your driveway. After you have patched the large cracks (over ¼") and holes in your blacktop by folllowing our tutorial on Repairing Asphalt Cracks, you are ready to start sealcoating the entire driveway. Be sure that you are wearing old clothing (this is not a "clean" project), that the temper...
Weather - there's no escaping it! Mother Nature can be hard on asphalt: if you live in an area where there are extreme weather changes from season to season then your asphalt will eventually become damaged. As the ground freezes and thaws there is movement that flexes the asphalt. Repeated flexing can cause weakness to occur. In many cases the first damage you will see will be cracks forming in your asphalt driveway.
While concrete driveways look nice when they are new, over time the concrete can chip, crack and crumble. Cracks and potholes form due to the freezing and thawing of water that has seeped under the driveway through smaller cracks, weed or grass growth in small cracks, and general wear and tear. Regular maintenance will prevent the need to replace the existing driveway. This is usually easy to do and requires up to a half day to complete depending on the condition and size of your repairs. Rep...
When rap sensation Soulja Boy came out with his namesake hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" in 2007 you could walk past a single neighborhood block without witnesses at least one kid out in his driveway practicing the arm swishes and leg pops.
Linoleum asphalt mosaics, also called Toynbee Tiles, are artworks permanently embedded in pavement. In this video I'll show you how to construct your own from inexpensive materials. You can get real linoleum (don't use vinyl flooring) for this project by ordering free samples online. By cutting out a mosaic design in the linoleum and sandwiching it between layers of paper, wood glue, and asphalt crack filler, you can affix the mosaic very permanently to an asphalt surface, such as your drivew...
If you're putting out a new brick driveway or patio, watch this how-to video. There are a few pattern options available: stretcher, herringbone, basketweave, and stretcher with a header. Watch this video home improvement tutorial and learn how to pick a pavement pattern for a walkway, driveway, or patio.
Tim Carter of Ask the Builder, demonstrates how to drill a hole under a sidewalk, driveway or walkway so you can install an underground wire.
Tim Carter demonstrates how to use recycled cobblestones. Cobblestone can be used to edge gardens, driveways and walkways. These paving stones make a great border.
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, demonstrates a really easy way to patch a bad spot of asphalt road, sidewalk, or driveway on your home property. Your blacktop will thank you!
Have you ever bought some pellet salt instead of the salt you use to de-ice your driveway? I have. In this video you will see how you can still use your prospecting equipment for some everyday chores around the house. First you will have to get your salt pellets and put them in your rock crusher. Then use your rock crusher to grind the pellets into a fine powder. Next use your classifier to get out the salt chunks. Finally use the salt you have ground up and place it sparingly onto your sidew...
Make your way through the deadly plantation in L4D2. See the gameplay for Campaign 3: Swamp Fever - Plantation. Gear up and go outside of the safehouse. It will be light out. Mop up any zombies here and head straight ahead, bearing to the left. You will climb a small hill and see an opening in the fence. Check the sundries building on your left for items. Make your way through the rows of houses here towards the red two-story house at the end. Don't go inside the house, turn left right before...
The quickest way to get a gorgeous lawn is to lay sod, uniform patches of grass-covered soil held together by matted roots. It will go more smoothly if you know a few landscaping tricks. Learn how to lay sod for a perfect lawn with this how to video.
Using a pressure washer to clean the outside of your home or driveway, is great and easy to use. But what happens when it becomes stuck and there's hardly any pressure? Well you're about to find out. In this next tutorial, you'll see how to fix a sticking Karcher pressure washer easily. It can take you a couple of hours to complete or a matter of minutes. Good luck and enjoy!
Has your car recently had a leak and left your garage floor looking stained and grubby? Get your garage or driveway sparkling clean with this video from Danny Lipford.
When watching this video, you will realize why Lamb's Ear, or stachys byzantin, may be a perfect choice of plant to set in front of your other plants. With a sea green color and low profile, it will set the rest of the garden off beautifully. Place it along borders of the garden or even along your driveway. Lamb's Ear is a hardy, drought resistant plant that is easy to care for and will do well in sunny areas. It does shoot up and grow a large flower later in the season. This would be your op...
According to a U.S. survey, the crud in our garages is taking up most available floor space. Hence the average North American chucks up to $6500 worth of mostly useless stuff on the floor of the garage, while the $20,000 vehicle sits outside in the cold, rusting. It's time to get our cars back into garages. We spent more than $688 million dollars last year on garage organization and it barely made a dent. If you don't believe me, walk down your street and count the number of houses with cars ...
The experts at Bunning's have come up with a few tips for the consumer to consider when they are next in the market for paving equipment. Find out if the job needs a solid block paver or a thinner grade paver. Preserving the tools once they leave the store is in your hands. Last, but not least, watch the weight!
Whether you’re headed for a half-pipe or your driveway, always be safe. Wearing protective gear and taking a few precautions can help prevent you from landing in the ER. Watch this video to learn how to practice skateboarding safety.
Would you like to know what your next house is going to look like? With the HoloLens, you can just plop a hologram down in an open outdoor area and find out.
This how to video shows how you can use a concrete repair epoxy to repair cracks or holes in your driveway or walkway. This tutorial is great for at home DIY projects.
Mason jars are a DIYer's best friend, nearly on par with duct tape and paper clips. Why? Because you can use mason jars for so many things besides just canning and drinking, and I'm not talking about other obvious uses like basic storage containers or miniature terrariums. I'm talking about MacGyver-style ingenuity. With a little creativity, the uses for those jars are practically endless.