Builder's Guide to Foundations and Floor Framingby Dan Ramsey
Win more profitable foundation and floor framing jobs. There's one sure way to grab your share of the lucrative residential foundation and floor framing market: the new Builder's Guide to Foundations and Floor Framing. Veteran contractor Dan Ramsey guides you through all the latest techniques for planning,constructing and maintaining safe and efficient foundations and floor framing. You get insider tips on estimating,meeting code,preventing accidents and mistakes,working with new tools and materials and moreadvice you need to turn your expertise into big profits. The crystal-clear,step-by-step instructionsplus over 200 how-to drawings,forms,charts and worksheetsmake it easy to: analyze site conditions; read construction plans and drawings; design and install forms; install porch floors and retaining walls; work with concrete floor slabs; install precast concrete; design,build and install wood foundations; install posts and girders; much more.
Vital information for professionals who want to keep pace with the latest advances in foundations and floor framing Part of McGraw-Hill's Builder's Guide Series aimed at keeping construction professionals up to date with building techniques and technologies,this book examines one of the most lucrative areas of the business. You will find the latest information on recent developments that can economize and streamline the foundation process,such as the new concrete stay-in-place forms. This practical,highly manual is filled with drawings,charts,graphs,tables,and worksheets that supplement the informative text. For both residential and light commercial construction,you'll get complete details on how to installand repair foundations and floor framing. Author Dan Ramsey begins with an overview of foundation basics. From there,each subsequent chapter provides in-depth coverage of a specific topic: Location and excavation; Concrete and masonry; Foundation walls and piers; Concrete floor slabs; Wood foundations; Floor framing. You'll also find money and time-saving tips on how to avoid mistakes and prevent accidents on the job. Ramsey even includes material on maintaining and repairing equipment and tools. This one-stop sourcebook has all the information you need to stay on the cutting edge of the field and ahead of the competition. Includes helpful glossary of terms and appendix listing resources and telephone numbers
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