ISBN-10:
0070067066
ISBN-13:
9780070067066
Pub. Date:
08/25/2000
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Masonry and Concrete Complete Construction / Edition 1

Masonry and Concrete Complete Construction / Edition 1

by Christine Beall

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Overview

The only all-inclusive, accessible reference for all aspects of building with masonry and concrete for residential purposes - ideal for residential builders, contractors, remodelers, and other professionalsPart of the Complete Construction Series, this design-it, specify-it, and build-it source aids decision-making and construction performance by illustrating and explaining the function and behavior of each material Provides problem-avoiding insights into installation, construction, storage, and cleaning techniques - filled with tables, graphs, and over 100 illustrations

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780070067066
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 08/25/2000
Series: Complete Construction Series
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 323,851
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.85(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1Introduction to Concrete and Masonry1
1.1Characteristics and Performance2
1.2Job Site Safety4
1.3Building Codes5
1.4How to Use this Book5
Chapter 2Understanding Concrete7
2.1Basic Properties of Concrete8
2.1.1Properties of Fresh Concrete8
2.1.2Properties of Hardened Concrete10
2.2Concrete Ingredients13
2.2.1Cement13
2.2.2Aggregates16
2.2.3Water20
2.2.4Admixtures20
2.3Concrete Mix Designs23
2.4Formwork and Reinforcement25
2.4.1Formwork Materials25
2.4.2Concrete Reinforcement28
2.5Control, Construction, and Isolation Joints29
2.5.1Control Joints30
2.5.2Construction Joints31
2.5.3Isolation Joints31
2.6Cement Hydration and Concrete Curing32
Chapter 3Concrete Construction Techniques37
3.1Estimating37
3.1.1Estimating Total Concrete Volume38
3.1.2Estimating Individual Ingredients38
3.2Site Preparation43
3.2.1Size and Layout43
3.2.2Excavating or Filling44
3.3Building Formwork45
3.3.1Temporary Formwork46
3.3.2Permanent Formwork50
3.3.3Curved Formwork51
3.4Placing Reinforcement53
3.4.1Placing Steel Reinforcing Bars53
3.4.2Placing Steel Reinforcing Mesh54
3.5Mixing Concrete on Site55
3.5.1Hand Mixing58
3.5.2Machine Mixing59
3.6Pouring Concrete61
3.7Concrete Finishing63
3.7.1Floating, Troweling, and Brooming63
3.7.2Special Finishes68
3.8Curing Concrete74
3.8.1Cold Weather Concreting76
3.8.2Hot Weather Concreting78
3.9Avoiding Common Problems80
Chapter 4Understanding Masonry83
4.1Basic Properties of Masonry83
4.2Brick87
4.2.1Brick Sizes, Shapes, and Colors87
4.2.2Brick Properties90
4.2.3Brick Pavers93
4.2.4Fire Brick93
4.3Concrete Masonry Units94
4.3.1Block Sizes and Shapes95
4.3.2Special-Purpose Blocks97
4.3.3CMU Colors and Finishes97
4.3.4CMU Properties100
4.3.5Concrete Pavers101
4.3.6Coatings for Concrete Masonry101
4.4Cast Stone and Cultured Stone103
4.5Natural Stone103
4.5.1Rubble, Ashlar, and Flagstone105
4.5.2Common Types of Natural Stone106
4.5.3Selecting Stone110
4.6Masonry Mortar and Grout110
4.6.1Mortar and Grout Properties111
4.6.2Gementitious Materials114
4.6.3Aggregates117
4.6.4Mixing Water119
4.6.5Mortar and Grout Admixtures119
4.6.6Mortar and Grout Mixes121
4.7Masonry Accessories125
4.7.1Anchors, Ties, and Fasteners125
4.7.2Reinforcement125
4.7.3Flashing and Weep Holes129
4.8Weather-Resistant Masonry130
4.8.1Limit Moisture Penetration130
4.8.2Prevent Moisture Accumulation134
Chapter 5Masonry Construction Techniques135
5.1Planning and Estimating135
5.1.1Modular Planning136
5.1.2Estimating Materials140
5.2Construction Preparation141
5.2.1Material Delivery, Storage, and Handling141
5.2.2Inspecting Surfaces to Receive Masonry145
5.2.3Layout and Coursing145
5.2.4Masonry Units147
5.2.5Reinforcement, Connectors, and Accessories148
5.3Mixing Mortar148
5.4Unit Masonry Construction152
5.4.1Unit and Mortar Placement153
5.4.2Flashing and Weep Holes162
5.4.3Installing Accessories and Reinforcement163
5.4.4Control and Expansion Joints165
5.5Stone Masonry Construction169
5.5.1Cutting and Shaping Stone169
5.5.2Mortar for Stone Masonry170
5.5.3Setting Stone170
5.5.4Flashing and Weep Holes170
5.5.5Accessories171
5.6Grouting Masonry171
5.7Protections173
5.7.1Bracing173
5.7.2Coverings173
5.7.3Cold Weather174
5.7.4Hot Weather175
5.7.5Moist Curing177
5.8Cleaning Masonry178
5.8.1Construction Precautions178
5.8.2Methods of Cleaning178
5.8.3Cleaning Fresh Mortar Smears180
5.8.4Efflorescence and Calcium Carbonate Stains184
5.9Clear Water Repellents184
Chapter 6Footings, Foundation Walls, Basements and Slabs187
6.1Building Code Requirements187
6.1.1Soil-Bearing Pressures188
6.1.2Frost Depth188
6.2Footings188
6.2.1Concrete Footings191
6.2.2Stepped Footings193
6.2.3Footings Without Forms195
6.2.4Steel Reinforcement197
6.3Foundation Walls and Basements199
6.3.1Foundation Walls200
6.3.2Basement Walls210
6.3.3Formwork211
6.3.4Reinforcement212
6.3.5Basement Slabs215
6.4Slabs-on-Grade216
6.5Drainage and Waterproofing218
6.5.1Water Movement In Soils220
6.5.2Water Vapor Movement In Soils223
6.5.3Surface and Subsurface Drainage224
6.5.4Waterproofing Membranes and Dampproof Coatings230
6.6Vapor Retarders236
6.7Insulation238
6.8Frost-Protected Shallow Foundations240
6.9Ventilation and Radon Protection242
Chapter 7Masonry Veneer249
7.1Veneer Anchorage249
7.2Veneer Support Above Grade255
7.3Lintels and Arches255
7.4Drainage Cavity267
7.5Flashing and Weep Holes268
7.6Expansion and Control Joints276
Chapter 8Paving279
8.1Design Guidelines279
8.2Concrete Paving285
8.2.1Driveways288
8.2.2Sidewalks291
8.2.3Steps292
8.2.4Patios298
8.3Masonry Paving299
8.3.1Brick Paving300
8.3.2Concrete Masonry Paving311
8.3.3Natural Stone Paving313
Chapter 9Masonry Garden Walls315
9.1Footings315
9.2Brick Garden Walls316
9.3Brick Screen Walls323
9.4CMU Garden Walls327
9.5CMU Screen Walls336
9.6Stone Garden Walls340
9.6.1Dry-Stack Stone Wall340
9.6.2Mortared Stone Wall342
Chapter 10Retaining Walls345
10.1Retaining Wall Types345
10.2Reinforced Cantilever Retaining Walls347
10.2.1Footings348
10.2.2Dimensions and Reinforcement349
10.2.3Drainage and Waterproofing353
10.2.5Construction357
10.3Segmental CMU Retaining Walls358
10.4Dry-Stack Stone Gravity Retaining Walls363
10.5Tree Wells367
Glossary369
Bibliography389
Index391

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