Foundations & Concrete Work
Paperback ISBN: 1631869132
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.
Guide to Concrete
Masonry & Stucco Projects
Paperback ISBN: 1589234162
Concrete information for long-lasting concrete projects This book is an all-new hardworking visual guide to the most popular home concrete and masonry projects, endorsed by the biggest manufacturer of concrete products in North America. Readers can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars with this book, since concrete materials are one of the least expensive and long lasting of all building materials. Quikrete Guide to Concrete includes the most common home repairs, but goes a step further by offering some of the most exciting new techniques for building concrete countertops and form-cast landscaping features, as well as techniques for coloring and texturing concrete for designer finishes.
Design, Create, and Install Custom Tiles
Hardcover ISBN: 0760364303
Handmade Tile is a contemporary guide for ceramic artists and anyone interested in custom tile installations—from making, designing, and decorating to designing your space and installation. No matter how many years of experience you have as a ceramic artist or how many home-improvement projects you've tackled, nothing prepares you for the unique world of ceramic tile. From concept and design, through firing and installation, ceramic tiling is one of the few places in a home where art is permanently installed as a feature of a room. In Handmade Tile, Forrest Lesch-Middelton shares everything he's learned as the founder and owner of the custom tile business FLM Ceramics and Tile. From his years as a one-man operation to his current production facility, Forrest has seen it all and helps you every step of the way. Whether you want to make your own tile, or want to use artistic and custom-made tile in your home, this book has everything you need. Key features of the book include: - Making Tile: key tools, rolling, cutting, extruding - Decorating: glazes, image transfer, cuerda seca, underglaze, slip - Designing Your Space: tile in context, choosing your tile, codes and standards - Installation: removing old tile, backing, preparing surfaces, setting, grouting Galleries and interviews with today's top workings artists in tile round out the package. Featured artists include Allison Bloom, Boris Aldridge, Disc Interiors, PV Tile, and more.
How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls
Paperback ISBN: 1770857095
How to Build Dry-Stacked Stone Walls shows how to build a wall using the traditional method of dry stone masonry in which carefully selected stones are properly stacked and held together without mortar. As well as being beautiful, a dry stone wall is stronger, more stable, and more resistant to climate than a mortared wall. The book features more than 100 full color photographs of walls, bridges and decorative garden elements in various steps of construction as well as illustrations that show the steps and cross sections that illustrate the building methods. Author John Shaw-Rimmington explains how to build a dry stacked stone wall, coursed walling, bridges, follies and more. He explains the important principles that contribute to the structural integrity of each. He covers all of the essential elements of dry stone building: - Design - The foundation - Packing or backfilling within the wall - Slope of a wall face, an "A" profile provides stability - Bridge stones that span the width of the wall - Coping, the top stones of a wall - Weight-bearing stones in an arch, bridge, dome, etc. Shaw-Rimmington then guides the reader through the building process. With dedication to the task and the author's experienced guidance, the only limit is imagination.
Paperback ISBN: 1285426835
MASONRY SKILLS, Seventh Edition, provides a comprehensive, reader-friendly guide to the masonry trade, covering fundamental principles, basic practices, advanced techniques, and new trends and developments in both residential and commercial masonry. Meticulously revised, the new edition includes the latest developments in the field, including current OSHA requirements, advances in construction technology and techniques, and a focus on sustainable building materials and processes. Featuring two full-color sections of finished projects, a new engaging design, and a wealth of new photos, the seventh edition seeks to inspire and educate both new and practicing masons. Approved and field-tested by professionals, this text is an ideal resource for anyone seeking the specialized knowledge and skills needed to succeed in the masonry industry.
Techniques and Projects
Paperback ISBN: 0882669761
Includes instructions for creating such projects as retaining walls, entryways, stone bridges, and stone steps, discussing the types of stones and their sources; handling, shaping and cutting stones; and selecting the appropriate stone for a project
Taunton's Masonry Complete
Expert Advice from Start to Finish
Paperback ISBN: 1600854273
Installing a beautiful walkway made of pavers, creating a dramatic brick-covered wall, or even repairing foundational cracks to preserve your home—projects like these are easier than ever for DIY-ers with Masonry Complete, today's most comprehensive reference on masonry. Written for both beginner and advanced home improvers by a second-generation stonesman, this complete masonry guide delves deeply into everything, including buying the right tools, setting up safety precautions, digging a footing, pouring concrete, building a stone fireplace, repairing old masonry, and more. With Cody Macfie's step-by-step approach and you-can-do-it attitude, readers will feel empowered and confident to tackle any project, deal with challenges should they arise, and proudly net a finished product in less time than imagined.
Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete
Design, Build, Maintain
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 1580114598
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.