Helping you plan your home improvement project, from start to finish

  • 7 Reasons To Install A Fireplace

    When it comes to ambiance, there is no better home addition than a fireplace. Whether you go with wood, gas or electric, fireplaces not only increase your home’s value, but can also lower your monthly heating costs.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 24, 2020
  • DIY Tips For How To Find & Repair Chimney Leaks

    Chimney leaks are hard to pinpoint. They can come from nearly anywhere on a chimney. Click through to see four common sources of leaks:

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Aug 24, 2020
  • How To Paint Concrete Steps

    Both indoors and outdoors, concrete paint can be used to make your stairs look great. It’s a DIY project you can likely do yourself! Here’s how to paint concrete steps.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Aug 24, 2020
  • Concrete Slab Costs & Types

    As you have undoubtedly read throughout our site, foundation issues, whether they be inside or outside the house, can get expensive. But when it comes your home’s exterior, concrete slabs act as terrific bases for foundations under a shed, storage units, garages, temporary swimming pools, grills and or even a mobile home.

    By Jacob Hurwith Aug 24, 2020
  • DIY Tips For How To Repair Cracks In Concrete

    Cracks! At the sight of a crack in concrete, most of us panic. Is my house falling apart? Does the foundation need replacement? Lots of questions and few answers.

    By ImproveNet Guest Author Aug 21, 2020
  • How To Prevent Water Damage To Your Foundation

    Although water damage is one of the most popular sources of foundation problems, it is also one of the most preventable. See how you can prevent a massive foundation repair bill.

    By Andrea Davis Jul 9, 2020
  • 5 Ways For Maintaining Your Home’s Foundation

    Most homeowners only think about their foundations when something goes wrong. Though by then, it's too late to do any preventative maintenance. You can avoid this situation with a few common sense strategies.

    By Andrea Davis Jul 9, 2020
  • Electric Vs. Wood-Burning Fireplace: How They Match Up

    Whether it’s the smell of the wood burning as you finish the last Malcolm Gladwell book or the warmth you get from the electric version as you watch American Idol, fireplaces serve many purposes and can greatly increase the value of your home.

    By Jacob Hurwith Apr 28, 2019
  • Video: Concrete Slab Vs. Cement Slab

    You might be surprised to learn that there is actually a difference between concrete and cement. Often, they get confused as being the same thing, but they certainly are different. Watch the video below to understand how concrete and cement are different.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Nov 1, 2018
  • How To Makeover Your Fireplace

    In any room, a fireplace makes a statement. A few fireplace décor ideas can go a long way in updating this focal point. Here are a few ideas to help you make over your fireplace.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Feb 19, 2018
  • Video: When To Call A Masonry Pro

    It’s likely you have a project for a masonry pro on your home improvement to-do list but, have yet to give them a call. While there are a few tasks, such as brickwork, that most homeowners are aware masonry pros can help with, there are some that may surprise you.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Aug 26, 2019
  • Backyard Fireplace Ideas To Warm Up

    A backyard fireplace is sure to create a more welcoming yard. Dreaming of a warm, cozy fire to relax by? Here are a few backyard fireplace ideas to inspire your project.

    By Jaclyn Crawford Oct 23, 2017