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How to make decorative concrete tiles. Includes instructions on computing the coverage for the area to be tiled, building the forms, making the tiles and installing them.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1971 (v.49#4) pg. 52

Sketches show how to make two features of a backyard landscape designed to cope with a slope. (1) Stairway is constructed from pressure-treated timbers and ready-made concrete pads. (2) Angled arbor around the outside edge of a dining deck provides privacy screening.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jun 1991 (v.69#6) pg. 76

Making leaf-shaped concrete stepping stones is illustrated in photos.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Sep 2001 (v.24#10) pg. 58

Build your own concrete walkway. Learn the basics of working with concrete (form building, pouring, finishing and curing) by building a garden walkway.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1983 (v.6#12) pg. 47

Suggestions for outdoor concrete projects: driveways, sidewalks, patios and steps. Includes suggestions for interesting visual surface effects.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Apr 1986 (v.9#7) pg. 56

Install a comtemporary paved walkway using concrete paving stones. Complete instructions included.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1995 (v.18#11) pg. 24

Casting colorful cement flagstones and installing them for a terrace, patio, path or porch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #87 Aug 1965 (v.15#4) pg. 50

How to build a terrace of concrete patio blocks. Includes poured concrete edging and sand-gravel base.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #111 Aug 1969 (v.19#4) pg. 36

What you need to know to diagnose and repair defects in driveways, walks and patios.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 60

How to remove and replace damaged sections of a driveway.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #208 Apr 1980 (v.30#4) pg. 92

Make your own colorful Mexican tiles for a patio. Est. cost: $0.60 per square foot.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 30

How to prepare, form and finish a concrete driveway. Est. cost: $1000 including 14 yards of ready-mix concrete.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #237 Mar 1983 (v.33#3) pg. 34

How to replace a broken section of walk or driveway, or pour a small porch.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #261 Sep 1985 (v.35#7) pg. 50

Build yourself a ground-level patio using precast, interlocking pavers (patio stone).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #299 Jun 1989 (v.39#6) pg. 56

Dry-laid patios and paths of concrete pavers. Covers planning and layout, excavating the site and building the base, edging and spreading sand.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #329 Jun 1992 (v.42#6) pg. 36
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #335 Feb 1993 (v.43#2) pg. 14

Pouring concrete. Professionals' tips for the novice. How to pour a stretch of concrete walkway as a starter project.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #330 Jul-Aug 1992 (v.42#7) pg. 52
Added Info FAMILY HANDYMAN #338 May 1993 (v.43#5) pg. 15

Paver patio. Excavating and installing concrete pavers (which look like brick) over a base of crushed rock topped with sand.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #359 Jun 1995 (v.45#6) pg. 32

Tip shows how to make a curved form for pouring a concrete walk.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #367 Apr 1996 (v.46#4) pg. 10

How to build a concrete parking pad for a boat, trailer, etc.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #370 Jul-Aug 1996 (v.46#7) pg. 80

How to remove and replace a small outdoor concrete pad (less than 40 sq.ft.).
FAMILY HANDYMAN #398 May 1999 (v.49#5) pg. 87

Designing a hillside pathway. Describes making and laying of concrete pavers.
FINE GARDENING #2 Jul-Aug 1988 pg. 28

Interlocking concrete pavers, an easy route to professional-looking patios, walks and steps. Includes instructions for installing a paver patio.
FINE GARDENING #34 Nov-Dec 1993 pg. 58

Stepping-stones of distinction. How to make garden pavers using fast-drying concrete decorated with impressions of leaves.
FINE GARDENING #48 Mar-Apr 1996 pg. 51
Added Info FINE GARDENING #50 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 4

Choosing pavers for the garden. Help in selecting the one that's right for you.
FINE GARDENING #61 May-Jun 1998 pg. 46

Tip on proper location of wire mesh and rebar when pouring concrete slabs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #15 Jun-Jul 1983 pg. 4

Tips on pouring and finishing concrete stairs.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #44 Feb-Mar 1988 pg. 14
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #46 Apr-May 1988 pg. 4, 6

Tip: Riser forms for concrete steps should be beveled on the bottom so that trowel can reach to the back of treads without stripping forms.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #49 Oct-Nov 1988 pg. 28

Tip on using lengths of copper water pipe as elevation stakes for sloped concrete patios, driveways, paths, etc.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #82 Jun-Jul 1993 pg. 26

Placing a concrete driveway. Careful preparation of the soils and proper positioning of joints and reinforcements are keys to a driveway that lasts a lifetime.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #102 Apr-May 1996 pg. 82

Techniques for installing concrete patios and driveways that minimize the possibility of frost heaves.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #105 Oct-Nov 1996 pg. 28

Advice on preparing, pouring and working a concrete sidewalk.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #112 Oct-Nov 1997 pg. 18

Paving with exposed-aggregate concrete. Covers design ideas and construction.
HANDY ANDY May 1980 (v.4#8) pg. 12

How to make stepping stones. Covers concrete poured directly in place in the ground and concrete cast in forms. Also considers brick and wood rounds.
HANDY ANDY May 1980 (v.4#8) pg. 15

Suggestions on how to expand a concrete slab patio and create a slope away from the house when the existing patio has no slope. Requires removing a section of the old slab.
HOME MECHANIX #682 Feb 1985 (v.81) pg. 12

Tip: Set patio blocks in mortar by laying them on a bed of sand, sweeping dry mortar into cracks, and sprinkling with water.
HOME MECHANIX #728 Dec 1988 (v.84) pg. 67

Path to glory. How to recreate a prize-winning brick walkway and concrete-paver driveway.
HOME MECHANIX #733 May 1989 (v.85) pg. 34
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #736 Aug 1989 (v.85) pg. 8
Added Info HOME MECHANIX #737 Sep 1989 (v.85) pg. 11

Special finishing techniques that make concrete paving a more attractive option are reviewed.
HOME MECHANIX #737 Sep 1989 (v.85) pg. 53

Yardscaping projects. (1) 12-ft.-diameter octagonal gazebo built of pressure-treated wood. (2) Sun deck with 2/6 decking. (3) Patio of interlocking concrete pavers installed over sand and gravel. (4) Privacy screens consist of 4x4 posts and cedar lattice panels. (5) Multi-level raised-bed planters.
HOME MECHANIX #775 May 1993 (v.89) pg. 62

Tip on which fill materials should be used to level an existing concrete garage floor.
HOME MECHANIX #783 Mar 1994 (v.90) pg. 75

The perfect patio. How to install concrete pavers for a patio that will last a long time.
HOME MECHANIX #795 May 1995 (v.91) pg. 39

How to lay exposed aggregate. Pave your patio using a 2x4 grid work to form four-foot squares finished with pebbles or river stone.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #2 Summer 1976 (v.1#2) pg. 92

How to make a patio by laying concrete patio blocks in a bed of sand. Make a plywood form to cast 16 concrete blocks at one time. Each block is one-foot square.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO #5 Spring 1977 (v.2#1) pg. 42

How to make a pebble mosaic patio. Cast your own patio stones with designs in them. The designs are formed from broken or cut pieces of stone, beach pebbles, polished or tumbled stones, etc.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Jun 1981 (v.35#3) pg. 628

Tip on making patio blocks (stepping stones) which are decorated with scrap gemstone material.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Dec 1990 (v.44#9) pg. 109

How to pour an exposed aggregate concrete patio.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #484 Sep 1968 (v.64) pg. 84

How to cast circular stepping stones.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #63 May-Jun 1980 pg. 76

Cast your own patio slabs.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1963 (v.119#5) pg. 164

How to lay out and pour concrete slabs. Includes formulas for computing ready-mix concrete quantities and construction techniques for floor slabs, driveways and sidewalks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1973 (v.140#2) pg. 92

Plastic molds in various shapes and sizes for casting patio blocks.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jul 1975 (v.144#1) pg. 132

How to build brick and masonry steps.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1975 (v.144#2) pg. 78

Concrete driveway repairs. Cleaning, cracks, control joints, and sealants.
POPULAR MECHANICS Apr 1992 (v.169#4) pg. 69

A look at the basics of concrete and how it can be finished to look like brick, stone, or slate.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1994 (v.171#1) pg. 56

How to install the forms, pour and finish a concrete sidewalk.
POPULAR MECHANICS Aug 1994 (v.171#8) pg. 76

An explanation of the causes of spalling in a concrete driveway.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jan 1997 (v.174#1) pg. 84

How to add an extension to a concrete driveway.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1997 (v.174#5) pg. 99

Cast your own concrete patio blocks.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1964 (v.185#3) pg. 116

Pebble-faced paving for sidewalks, patios, etc.
POPULAR SCIENCE Sep 1965 (v.187#3) pg. 152

Pre-cast decorative concrete tiles which can be laid outdoors to form a patio.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1969 (v.194#1) pg. 172

How to cast decorative aggregate panels for patio, walk or retaining walls using gelatin to hold the stones in place while the concrete sets.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1979 (v.214#4) pg. 132

Pour yourself a parking pad. How to prepare for pouring an 18 foot square parking area. How to excavate, stake out forms, install reinforcing wire, and help with the pouring and leveling of the concrete.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1982 (v.220#6) pg. 124

Pathways under foot. How to excavate for and lay flagstone or concrete pavers.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1988 (v.3#3) pg. 40

Graceful paving. Mortarless paver patios and walks are easy to design, build, and repair. How to lay bricks, concrete pavers, or cut-stone blocks on a prepared base of crushed rock and coarse sand.

Tips on working with concrete. Discusses planning a driveway or sidewalk, doing the excavation, placing the forms, mixing the concrete and finishing.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Fall-Winter 1978 pg. 78

How to "seed" concrete. Surface wet concrete with decorative pebbles for texture.
SUNSET May 1980 (v.164#5) pg. 148

Tips on replacing rotted wood headers in concrete paving with mortar, concrete, pebbles, or crushed rock.
SUNSET Feb 1983 (v.170#2) pg. 218

Concrete pavers. A look at the different styles available and tips on laying pavers over a broad area.
SUNSET Jun 1988 (v.180#6) pg. 84

Lasting impressions. How to pattern stamp concrete to look like brick, stone or tile.
TODAY'S HOMEOWNER #814 Apr 1997 (v.93) pg. 55

Flagstones made of concrete for patios and sidewalks.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1964 (v.20#3) pg. 54

How to pour a concrete sidewalk.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1970 (v.26#4) pg. 28

How to pour concrete steps.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1976 (v.32#2) pg. 32

Learn how to pour concrete by laying your own sidewalk. How to excavate, make forms, mix concrete, pour, level, and smooth.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1979 (v.35#3) pg. 72

How to prepare the bed and lay interlocking concrete pavers to form a decorative walkway.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1988 (v.44#4) pg. 34