woman applying stain to exterior deck

Decks can be relaxing sanctuaries that allow you to step straight out of your house and into the fresh air — but, if decks aren't properly maintained, they can quickly go from sanctuary to shambles. Restoring their former glory, however, is fairly simple. Here's how to stain and seal a deck.

septic sewer line

Finding yourself in a bit of a stinky situation? Sewer line replacement and repair costs vary depending on whether excavation is required. Trenchless repairs for a broken or cracked sewer line are usually far more affordable than repairs that require digging.

Detached residential three-car garage with a wood and stone exterior

Building a detached garage costs between $30,000 and $60,000 on average, with several factors influencing that cost. If you're thinking about building a detached garage, here's a quick breakdown of what you need to know.

DIY homeowner Laying Mortar with a Trowel on Stones to create a backyard bonfire pit

While you can buy a pre-made fire pit, building one yourself could save you money let you create exactly the style that suits you. Here's an overview of how to build a fire pit.

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