Millers Guide to Foundations and Sitework

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GO WITH THE PROS FOR FOUNDATIONS AND SITEWORK FROM THE GROUND UP

There's simply no better place to get instruction in residential foundations and sitework. Clear directions, along with 450 photographs and illustrations, help you with each stage of every job, from selecting equipment and materials, to mixing and pouring concrete, to passing building inspections.

EVERY STEP OF EVERY PROJECT

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Overview

GO WITH THE PROS FOR FOUNDATIONS AND SITEWORK FROM THE GROUND UP

There's simply no better place to get instruction in residential foundations and sitework. Clear directions, along with 450 photographs and illustrations, help you with each stage of every job, from selecting equipment and materials, to mixing and pouring concrete, to passing building inspections.

EVERY STEP OF EVERY PROJECT

This complete how-to guide covers the gamut of residential foundation and sitework projects, from planning and preparing the site through pouring concrete slabs, to improvements such as sidewalks, driveways, walls, and steps—even foundation repair. It fully covers site clearing, leveling, and excavating, footing choices, concrete mixing, the use of rebar and cables, and preparing forms, including the latest Insulated Concrete Forms.

WHY THIS BOOK IS BETTER

Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, construction professional, or contractor, you'll find that Miller's Guide to Foundations & Sitework has what it takes to make your projects go smoothly. Only Miller's Guide to Foundations & Sitework offers you:

  • An inside-out guide to foundations and sitework so clear and complete that even inexperienced builders can perform like pros
  • Expert guidance on the latest tools and materials
  • Confidence-building advice on meeting building code requirements, with full details on current standards
  • 450 illustrations that show you every stage of every job
  • Comprehensive help with planning, managing, and finishing every foundation and sitework job, little or big
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071451451
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/17/2005
  • Series: Home Reference Ser.
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 1,350,369
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark R. Miller (Tyler, TX) is Professor of Industrial Technology at The University of Texas, in Tyler, Texas. He teaches construction courses for future middle managers in the trade. He is coauthor of several technical books, including the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition.

Rex Miller (Round Rock, TX) is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University College at Buffalo and has taught technical curriculum at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the co-author of the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition, and the author of more than 75 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs.

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Table of Contents

Starting The Job (Planning)

Preparing the Site – Clearing, Leveling, and

Excavating

Laying the Footing

Preparing the Foundation

Concrete Mixing, Rebar, and Cables, Preparing Forms

Pouring Concrete Slabs

Pouring Concrete Floors

Allowances Made for Plumbing and Wiring

Preparing for Blocks; Preparing Foundations for Bricks, and Stonework

Site Improvements- Sidewalks, Walkways, and Driveways

Foundations for walls – fences – Steps and Entrances
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