Foundations and Concrete Work

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1561585378
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This book provides tips and advice from contractors and builders from all over the country to provide the best advice on formwork, foundations, waterproofing, reinforcement and related topics.

Foundations and Concrete Work

Author: Editors of Fine Homebuilding
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ISBN: 9781631869136
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When homeowners gush about their new house, they usually don't spend a lot of time talking about the foundation. Even home builders, known to go into excruciating detail describing their latest projects, will usually gloss over the foundation. And it makes sense: Foundation work is not the glamourous side of home building. It is hard, dirty, and relatively unexciting work. But those in the know understand that it is also the work upon which all other work rests, making a good foundation critical to every home. FOR PROS BY PROS: Foundations & Concrete Work is the definitive guide to laying a foundation that will not fail to support the home above it. The latest edition of this best-selling includes 17 new articles from the editors of Fine Homebuilding and revised content throughout, all focused on helping builders form and pour the absolute highest-quality foundations. With 375 on-the-job photographs and illustrations, and 272 pages chock-full of advice, tips, and tricks from the world's foremost home building experts, Foundations & Concrete Work is the only book on the subject that builders will ever need.

Foundations Concrete Work

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781600857645
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Famed woodworker and Emmy Award-nominated talent Tommy "Mac" MacDonald takes readers by the hand to create all 13 projects from the second season of public television's smash hit, Rough Cut--Woodworking with Tommy Mac.Woodworkers of all levels will love constructing both traditional and contemporary pieces such as a drop-leaf table, an Arts and Crafts-style chair, a splayed-leg console table, and a sand-shaded clock. Tommy's encouraging style will give readers the confidence they need to take his tips and techniques and put them into action. All 13 pieces come with a full plan with dimensions, materials list, step-by-step instructions, and even design options. "Road trip" sidebars allow fellow builders to visit workshops of both established and up-and-coming furniture makers, where even a pro like Tommy picked up interesting nuggets.

Working with Concrete

Author: Rick Arnold
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586141
Format: PDF
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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

The Essential Guide to Foundations

Author: Clayton DeKorne
Publisher: Home Planners, LLC
ISBN: 9781931131506
Format: PDF
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Laying a solid foundation is a crucial first step in building a new home or adding a new room. Learn how in this complete foundations instructions manual.

Construction Manual Concrete Formwork

Author: T. W. Love
Publisher: Craftsman Book Company
ISBN: 9780910460033
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes procedures involved in proportioning mixes, escavation, the design and construction of forms and framework, and handling, placing, and finishing concrete

Building Additions

Author: Fine Homebuilding
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561586998
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A guide to building great additions provides illustrated inspiration, design ideas, and construction details for basements, foundations, masonry work, decks, porches, sunrooms, framing ideas, and finishing. Original.

Working Alone

Author: John Carroll
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 9781561585458
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-- Discusses all aspects of laying foundations, raising walls, and more for small or one-person crews

The Portland Cement Association s Guide to Concrete Homebuilding Systems

Author: Pieter Vanderwerf
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780070670204
Format: PDF, Docs
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Your one-source guide to Concrete-Based Homebuilding Systems. Residential contractors, architects, and developers will welcome this first total guide to the latest concrete-based homebuilding systems (CBHSs). With lumber costs still on the rise after doubling the early '90s, The Portland Cement Association Guide to Concrete Homes, by Peter VanderWerf and W. Keith Munsel, can deliver, durable, cost-efficient, esthetically pleasing alternative building materials and construction methods. It's all spelled out in an authoritative sourcebook that explains and compares the various types of CBHSs and lists special materials and tools for building them--provides case histories of concrete homes already built and in use--and contains data vital to building professionals who want to learn tomorrow's techniques today.

Graphic Guide to Frame Construction

Author: Rob Thallon
Publisher: Taunton Press
ISBN: 1600850235
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Here for the first time is a complete visual handbook designed for architects, builders, students, and anyone else interested in wood-frame construction. Inside you'll find hundreds of meticulous drawings illustrating every detail you might ever want to know about when building wood, whether you're building basement walls or framing a chimney opening. This wealth of visual information is mined from actual jobsites. Special attention is given throughout to durability and to energy efficiency.