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How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

How to Build a Shed on the Cheap

How to Build a Cheap Storage Shed - Step by Step: The Family Handyman

Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time.   The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

Sloping the soil away from the foundation will remedy a wet basement most of the time. The Family Handyman recommends firmly packing clay soil around the foundation, with at least a 4-in. slope over the first 4 ft. Place 6-mil black plastic over the soil and cover it with landscape rock. Install 4- to 6-ft. gutter extensions to your downspouts to direct water farther away from your foundation.

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How to Build a Rain Barrel - Article

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DIY “Grillzebo” by The Family Handyman Free plan & instructions: familyhandyman.com/garden-structures/grill-gazebo-plans-make-a-grillzebo

DIY “Grillzebo” by The Family Handyman Free plan & instructions: familyhandyman.com/garden-structures/grill-gazebo-plans-make-a-grillzebo

Home Maintenance: How to Fix a Chipped Sink - You can fix chipped enamel on cast iron and steel sinks, and you can make the repair almost invisible with a special enamel repair kit  FamilyHandyman.com

How to Fix a Chipped Sink

Home Maintenance: How to Fix a Chipped Sink - You can fix chipped enamel on cast iron and steel sinks, and you can make the repair almost invisible with a special enamel repair kit FamilyHandyman.com

The SnapPower Guidelight is "The Best Night-Light in History" - The Family Handyman Magazine  Sleek modern design, costs only .10/year to operate and leaves both of your outlets free to use. No wiring or batteries needed!

Guidelight

The SnapPower Guidelight is "The Best Night-Light in History" - The Family Handyman Magazine Sleek modern design, costs only .10/year to operate and leaves both of your outlets free to use. No wiring or batteries needed!

Test the Sump Pump or Risk a Flood - It's easy to forget about your sump pump, but it's important to make sure it's in good working order. If you…

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

Test the Sump Pump or Risk a Flood - It's easy to forget about your sump pump, but it's important to make sure it's in good working order. If you…

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget | The Family Handyman

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget

10 Vital Home Maintenance Tasks You'll Regret If You Forget | The Family Handyman

How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger - Step by Step | The Family Handyman

How to Build a Retaining Wall Stronger

How to Build Retaining Walls Stronger - Step by Step | The Family Handyman

How to build a fire pit | The Family Handyman

DIY Fire Pit

How to build a fire pit | The Family Handyman

How to Build Deck Stairs | The Family Handyman

How to Build Stairs for Your Deck — The

How to Build Deck Stairs | The Family Handyman

These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and straightforward. If you have your own light-bulb-flashed-on tip, <a href="http://www.familyhandyman.com/submit-to-the-family-handyman-magazine" title="share it here">share it here</a>. If we publish your tip, you’ll receive a $100 gift card!

Why Didn't I Think of That?

These ingenious tips, tricks and solutions to common problems are simple, smart and straightforward. If you have your own light-bulb-flashed-on tip, <a href="http://www.familyhandyman.com/submit-to-the-family-handyman-magazine" title="share it here">share it here</a>. If we publish your tip, you’ll receive a $100 gift card!

It's here! The Family Handyman's 2013 Shed! PDF material lists & construction drawings posted - click here to print. Get building and send us your brag photos. We'd love to see them!!

Dream Shed Made Easy

It's here! The Family Handyman's 2013 Shed! PDF material lists & construction drawings posted - click here to print. Get building and send us your brag photos. We'd love to see them!!

One Day Backyard Projects • Ideas & Tutorials! Including this simplest bench ever project from family handyman.

One Day Backyard Projects

One Day Backyard Projects • Ideas & Tutorials! Including this simplest bench ever project from family handyman.

If you have a hose bib that has become hard to reach due to encroaching shrubs or other obstructions... - Provided by The Family Handyman

If you have a hose bib that has become hard to reach due to encroaching shrubs or other obstructions... - Provided by The Family Handyman

Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and won't rot.

How to Repair Rotted Wood

Use a polyester filler to rebuild rotted or damaged wood. You can mold and shape it to match the original wood profile. It takes paint well and won't rot.

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