Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete, 3rd edition

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Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete, 3rd edition, covers a wide range of masonry subjects, including basic installations, specific projects, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco. Readers will find the information they need on tools, materials, and techniques explained in plain language and shown in full-color photographs and detailed, colorful illustrations. The construction of 60 of the most-popular masonry projects, such as laying a brick patio or walkway, building a ...

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Overview

Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete, 3rd edition, covers a wide range of masonry subjects, including basic installations, specific projects, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco. Readers will find the information they need on tools, materials, and techniques explained in plain language and shown in full-color photographs and detailed, colorful illustrations. The construction of 60 of the most-popular masonry projects, such as laying a brick patio or walkway, building a barbecue, and building a retaining wall, are covered in detail with dozens of step-by-step photographs and large cutaway illustrations. Readers will find tips and special features on alternative approaches to projects that let them apply the information to different types of buildings and sites. Thorough coverage of masonry repairs and maintenance is also included.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781580114592
  • Publisher: Creative Homeowner Press
  • Publication date: 9/7/2009
  • Series: Ultimate Guide
  • Edition description: Third
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 945,984
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Safety
Introduction
 
Chapter 1 Design
Pattern and Texture
Color and Tone
Size and Scale
Site Orientation
Slopes and Drainage
Curves and Corners
Walk and Drive Options
Design Gallery
 
Chapter 2 Tools
Basic and Specialty Tools
 
Chapter 3 Concrete
Mixes
Forming and Reinforcing
Pouring
Finishing and Curing
Maintenance and Repair
 
Major Projects:
Concrete Footing
Concrete Pier
Concrete Slab
Landings and Steps
 
Concrete Gallery
 
Chapter 4 Block
Materials
Setting Block
Maintenance and Repair
 
Major Projects:
Block Wall
Block Retaining Wall
Interlocking Block Wall
Barbecue
 
Block Gallery
 
Chapter 5 Stucco
Materials
Applications
Maintenance and Repair
 
Major Projects:
Stucco on Block
Stucco on Wood
 
Stucco Gallery
 
Chapter 6 Brick
Materials
Brick Patterns
Reinforcing Brick
Brick Mortar
Setting Brick
Maintenance and Repair
 
Major Projects:
Dry-Laid Paver Walk
Mortar-Laid Walk
Brick Planter
Brick Veneer Half-Wall
 
Brick Gallery
 
Chapter 7 Stone
Materials and Patterns
Cutting and Shaping
Setting and Finishing
Maintenance and Repair
 
Major Projects:
Dry-Laid Stone Wall
Mortar-Laid Stone Wall
Facing Stone
Flagstone Patio and Steps
 
Stone Gallery
 
Chapter 8 Tile
Materials
Tile Patterns
Preparing Floors
Laying Out the Job
Cutting Tile
Setting Floor Tile
Setting Wall Tile
Maintenance and Repair
 
Major Projects:
Tiling a Hearth
Patio Entry
 
Tile Gallery
 
 
Resource Guide
Glossary
Index
Photo Credits

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