Masonry: The Diy Guide to Working With Concrete, Brick, Block, and Stone
The Diy Guide to Working With Concrete, Brick, Block, and Stone
Paperback      ISBN: 156523698x
"Masonry provides clear, accessible instructions that readers can use to do popular masonry projects the right way themselves. This book shows how to design, build and repair masonry like an expert, with the latest techniques and materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations. It is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to work successfully with concrete, brick, block, tile, or stone. Readers will learn the methods that professional masons use to construct walls, sidewalks, patios, barbeques and more. Basic techniques are described for working with mortar, making repairs to brick, mending concrete, attaching fastening, and removing stains. A section on building with concrete discusses what can go wrong and why, with sage advice on preparing for the project, forms, pouring and finishing, footings, and making adobe. This well-illustrated book reveals the secrets of working with rugged materials, with advice on selecting bricks, salvaging stone, breaking up masonry, and erecting scaffolding. Readers will discover the best way to pave a path, build a wall, or veneer a concrete slab with tile. Building instructions are included for concrete block, natural stone, decorative brick, serpentine walls, and brick and stone arches. Thorough coverage of masonry repairs and maintenance is also included, plus useful tips and special tricks of the trade"--
Masonry Heaters: Designing, Building, and Living With a Piece of the Sun
Masonry Heaters
Designing, Building, and Living With a Piece of the Sun
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1603582134
This colorful volume details the function and beauty of masonry heaters, special fireplaces found mostly in northern and eastern Europe, that use thermal mass and complex heat exchanging flue configurations to create super efficient home heating systems. Matesz, a masonry heater builder and evangelist, provides information about the history, design and building of these massive fireplaces and numerous color photographs showcase modern and historical examples in a variety of materials and configurations, from around the world. This volume functions not only as an introduction for Americans to a unique heating mechanism not often seen outside of Europe but also as a technical guide. Numerous build photos, planning drawings and appendices regarding insulation and other technical topics are included. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Masonry Skills
Masonry Skills
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.
Stone by Stone: The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls
Stone by Stone
The Magnificent History in New England's Stone Walls
Paperback      ISBN: 0802776876
Presents a geo-archeological study of New England's stone walls exploring how they were built, their physical properties, and the function and structure of the walls.
Stone Primer: Ideas and Techniques for Incorporating Stone in and Around Your Home
Stone Primer
Ideas and Techniques for Incorporating Stone in and Around Your Home
Paperback      ISBN: 1580176704
An experienced stonemason shares his more than fifty years of expertise to show homeowners how to use stone in a variety of interior and exterior designs, covering such areas as how to select the right type of stone, essential tools, the techniques of drystacking and mortaring, when to hire a professional stonemason, and dozens of projects for the home and garden. Simultaneous.
Stonework: Techniques and Projects
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
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
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.
Walks, Patios & Walls
Walks, Patios & Walls
Paperback      ISBN: 1580114849
Designing the outside of the home adds to curb-side appeal, creates ambience, and increases the value of the home. Ultimate Guide: Walks, Patios & Walls provides the homeowner with all the information needed to integrate popular hardscape designs into the overall home landscape. Included are ideas for brick, mortar, and concrete walks and patios; flagstone and tile patios; and brick and mortared stone walls. Lavish color photographs provide design inspiration, while the extensive how-to section provides easy-to-follow information.
Walks, Walls & Patio Floors
Walks, Walls & Patio Floors
Paperback      ISBN: 0376017090
Providing the most current information on cutting-edge tools, materials, and building tips and techniques, an innovative guide to planning, creating, and constructing one's personal outdoor environment features detailed instructions and how-to tips for thirty gorgeous patio, walkway, and exterior wall projects, a wealth of unique decorative effects, and much more. Original.