Decks & Patios

A deck or patio is a beautiful and valuable addition to any home. Learn about planning, building, and caring for your outdoor deck or patio with our expert guides to construction, repair, and more.
Person power-washing a deck
Quickly Clean a Deck by Pressure Washing
overhead view of a wooden deck
How to Sand Your Wood Deck Before Refinishing
Backyard deck
Easy Steps for Sealing Your Deck With Thompson's WaterSeal
Wooden table, chairs and fruit and vegetables in plant pots on patio decking in garden
Essential Steps and Tips for Refinishing a Wood Deck
Floating Deck
How to Build Your Own Floating Wood Deck With Concrete Blocks
two brick basket weave flooring
The Basket Weave Brick Pattern Makes an Easy Patio for Beginners
Outdoor patio with plants
The Right Grout and Grouting Technique for Outdoor Tile
deck cleaning
The Top Deck Cleaners
Fire pit with light gray stones surrounded by wooden chairs and fire
Outdoor Heating: 8 Ways to Warm Up Your Patio
Aerial view of patio with furniture and pavers.
How to Design and Install a Paver Patio
Outdoor room with window panels open and decorated with white and wicker seating
Outdoor Rooms and Patios: 7 Design Mistakes to Avoid
The Best Paving Patterns for Bricks and Pavers
A large wooden deck surrounded by plantlife
Wood and Composite Decking Review: Pros and Cons
Concrete patio
How to Repair Cracks in a Concrete Patio
Rocking chairs on wood deck
Are Composite Decks Superior?
moss on patio bricks
Remove Moss and Mold From Patios and Concrete
Pea gravel surrounding circular gray-stoned fire pit with wooden furniture and plants nearby
How to Build a Gravel Patio
Outdoor deck with white wood decorated with small black table and chairs next to tree
Build a Better Deck With These Top 5 Woods
A gray wood deck
Deck Boards: Bark Side Up or Down?
Wooden deck
Best Wood Deck Board Materials Rated and Reviewed
A beautiful tile patio
Discover the Difference Between a Deck and Patio
patio decor
Try One of These 10 Creative DIY Patio Ideas
Composite deck with umbrella over patio table and chairs near trees
The Major Manufacturers of Synthetic/Composite Decking
dream deck
Build Your Dream Deck with One of These Free Do-It-Yourself Plans
How to Clean a Concrete Patio
How to Clean a Concrete Patio
covered deck
Discover 24 Clever Covered Deck Design Ideas
concrete paver patio
Build Your Next Patio With One of These Materials
outdoor patio with stone tiles
Learn How to Pick the Best Tile for Your Outside Patio
Backyard deck with white and blue cushions and stump in front
10 Beautiful, Easy DIY Backyard Decks
flagstone patio
How to Plan and Design Flagstone Patios and Paths
Wooden deck of family home.
How to Get Rid of Unwanted Smells Under Your Deck
Outdoor deck with wooden beams and wicker and wooden furniture
Deck Code Guidelines for Guardrails and Stairway Railings
Wood Composite Deck
Which Is Best for a Deck: Wood, Wood-Composite, or PVC?
Wood deck stain
Easy Guide to Staining a Wood Deck by Yourself
Wood Deck
How Much Does It Cost to Build a Deck?
Wooden Deck Stairs
How to Build Wooden Deck Stairs
Wood Rot
How to Repair Rot in a Deck or Balcony
Front Porch Roof
How to Build a Porch Roof
Backyard Deck Lattice
How to Install Lattice on a Deck
Wooden decking construction.
Repairing a Deck Board the Easy Way
Front Porch Rail
How to Build a Porch Railing
Concrete pool patio
Pour Your Own Concrete Slab Patio
12 Beautiful Brick Patio Designs and Pictures
Wood deck near swimming pool
9 Outdoor Deck Designs, Types, and Locations
Outdoor Living
How to Remove Stains From Patios and Decks
Small concrete terrace with furnitures
How to Remove Tough Stains From Patios and Walls
terrace deck construction - man installing wpc composite decking boards
How to Build a Basic Deck
Patio Pavers
6 Great Home Projects for Summer
Luxury Villa Exterios
How to Clean and Brighten a Deck With Oxygen Cleaner
Woman holding leaf outside tent on concrete slab.
How to Prepare Concrete Slabs for Outdoor Tile Patios
Detached Outdoor Deck Near Garden Pond
How to Build a Detached Deck
Man building deck
How to Hire a Contractor to Build a Deck
Parents relaxing outdoor with children playing on patio
Plastic Deck Lumber: What to Know Before You Buy
Outdoor Backyard Deck
12 Deck Building Mistakes to Avoid
deck girder and joists
What Is a Deck Girder?
Image of couple working on building a deck.
Essential Step-By-Step Instructions for Building Decks
Painting a Deck
How to Paint a Deck
Floating deck with table, chairs, and privacy fence.
Elements of a Custom Deck: An Example
modern house with deck
What to Consider Before You Build a Deck
House With Wood Front Porch
How to Build a Porch