Working with Concrete

Working with Concrete

by Rick Arnold


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Working with Concrete by Rick Arnold

Whether you're pouring a concrete walkway or staking out the excavation for a basement foundation, doing the job right demands a thorough knowledge of concrete construction techniques. In Working with Concrete, veteran builder Rick Arnold explains everything from mix characteristics and formwork options to waterproofing details and repair procedures. You'll benefit from Arnold's years as a general contractor, framer, and foundation contractor as he offers time- and money-saving advice that comes from understanding the subject from all angles. Get the rock-solid results youre after with this comprehensive guide to building with concrete.

This book will enable you to:

prepare a site for excavation evaluate soil conditions lay out footings and foundation walls use site-made and manufactured forms install proper reinforcement in footings, walls, and flat work estimate and order ready-mix concrete test and evaluate concrete quality before the pour build walkways, patios, steps, and slabs from start to finish

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781561586141
Publisher: Taunton Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 05/05/2003
Series: For Pros By Pros Series
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 492,334
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.41(d)

About the Author

Rick Arnold lives in North Kingstown, RI.

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