The Ultimate Home & Property Maintenance Manual

Overview

This book is a one-stop resource providing everything a homeowner needs to know about maintaining homes and property, and preventing problems. Each project is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photos, difficulty ratings, and tools needed. Readers will also find resource listings for contractors and special problems such as radon and asbestos, advice on what tools and materials to keep on hand, and tips for when to hire and how to work with professionals. Packed with sidebars, tips, and ...
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Overview

This book is a one-stop resource providing everything a homeowner needs to know about maintaining homes and property, and preventing problems. Each project is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, illustrations, photos, difficulty ratings, and tools needed. Readers will also find resource listings for contractors and special problems such as radon and asbestos, advice on what tools and materials to keep on hand, and tips for when to hire and how to work with professionals. Packed with sidebars, tips, and techniques from a veteran contractor, this is an indispensable addition to every homeownerĂ­s library.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071439305
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies, The
  • Publication date: 9/24/2004
  • Pages: 372
  • Sales rank: 845,492
  • Product dimensions: 0.77 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Joe Beck has been a contractor for 15 years and has owned a landscaping company. A veteran author, he co-wrote The 100 Greatest Inventions of All Time (Citadel Press, 2003), and numerous articles for such publications as The Long Islander, The Schools in the Middle, and The Hispanic Outlook in Education magazines. He lives in Bethpage, New York
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Table of Contents

PART I: HOUSE MAINTENANCE

Chapter 1: Choosing and Using Tools

Chapter 2: Roof, Chimney, and Gutters

Chapter 3: Plumbing System

Chapter 4: The Electrical System

Chapter 5: Heating and Cooling Systems

Chapter 6: Floors

Chapter 7: Walls and Doors

Chapter 8: Windows

Chapter 9: Basements

Chapter 10: Driveways, Walkways, and Patios

Chapter 11: Siding

Chapter 12: Decks

PART II: THE PROPERTY

Chapter 13: Pools

Chapter 14: Tools for Property Maintenance

Chapter 15: The Lawn

Chapter 16: Flower Beds

Chapter 17: Bushes and Shrubs

Chapter 18: Fences

Chapter 19: Trees for Natural Privacy and Wind Screening

APPENDIX A: CLIMATE AND GEOGRAPHIC CONSIDERATIONS

APPENDIX B: RESOURCE LISTINGS FOR SPECIAL PROBLEMS

INDEX
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