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: 1,446,309
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Creative Homeowner is a leading and trusted source for the best information, inspiration, and instruction related to the house and home. Over the past 25 years, Creative Homeowner has grown significantly to include titles covering all aspects of decorating and design; home repair and improvement; house plans; gardening and landscaping; and grilling. Creative Homeowner's books and online information are known by consumers for their complete and easy-to-follow instructions, up-to-date information, and extensive use of color photography. Among its best-selling titles are Backyard Homesteading, Ultimate Guide: Wiring, and Ultimate Guide: Home Repair.

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Table of Contents

SafetyIntroductionChapter 1 DesignPattern and TextureColor and ToneSize and ScaleSite OrientationSlopes and DrainageCurves and CornersWalk and Drive OptionsDesign GalleryChapter 2 ToolsBasic and Specialty ToolsChapter 3 ConcreteMixesForming and ReinforcingPouringFinishing and CuringMaintenance and RepairMajor Projects:Concrete FootingConcrete PierConcrete SlabLandings and StepsConcrete GalleryChapter 4 BlockMaterialsSetting BlockMaintenance and RepairMajor Projects:Block WallBlock Retaining WallInterlocking Block WallBarbecueBlock GalleryChapter 5 StuccoMaterialsApplicationsMaintenance and RepairMajor Projects:Stucco on BlockStucco on WoodStucco GalleryChapter 6 BrickMaterialsBrick PatternsReinforcing BrickBrick Mortar
Setting BrickMaintenance and RepairMajor Projects:Dry-Laid Paver WalkMortar-Laid WalkBrick PlanterBrick Veneer Half-WallBrick GalleryChapter 7 StoneMaterials and PatternsCutting and ShapingSetting and FinishingMaintenance and RepairMajor Projects:Dry-Laid Stone WallMortar-Laid Stone WallFacing StoneFlagstone Patio and StepsStone GalleryChapter 8 TileMaterialsTile PatternsPreparing FloorsLaying Out the JobCutting TileSetting Floor TileSetting Wall TileMaintenance and RepairMajor Projects:Tiling a HearthPatio EntryTile GalleryResource GuideGlossaryIndexPhoto Credits
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