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 Structural Design
2nd Edition Hardcover ISBN: 1259641759
A thoroughly revised guide to masonry materials and structural design This practical guide provides you with a single source for everything you need to know about masonry—from commonly used materials and their behaviors to code requirements and design details. The book has been completely updated to fully align with the 2015 International Building Code and the 2013 MSJC Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures. Masonry Structural Design, Second Edition, clearly shows how to apply both LRFD and ASD design methods to unreinforced and reinforced masonry elements. New and expanded sections cover the effects of lateral loads on masonry, floor and roof diaphragm design techniques, and innovations in autoclaved aerated concrete. In-depth case studies demonstrate how to apply complex code provisions to real-world designs. • Covers the masonry design topics that appear on the PE and SE exams • Includes new end-of-chapter design problems that reinforce key concepts • Written by a pair of experienced engineers and educators
Patios And Walkways
Paperback ISBN: 1561587230
A collection of great patio and walkway projects shows readers how to repair existing walkways and terraces as well as build new ones, offering illustrated step-by-step instructions for completing each project. Original.
Patios and Walkways
Taunton's Build Like a Pro, Expert Advice from Start to Finish
Paperback ISBN: 1600850758
Homeowners are spending more time and money than ever creating and sprucing up living spaces outside the house. It’s no surprise that the patio is riding this trend. Now that DIYers have greater access to the tools, techniques, and materials required to build great patios and walkways, they’re going all out. And this newest offering from the successful “Build Like a Pro” series is the best guide they can ask for. It’s all in here – from base construction techniques to surface materials. A reader can choose to complete the six projects in this book exactly as presented or mix and match techniques to create a truly custom project. Complete in-depth information, step-by-step instructions, focused sidebars, and tips add up to a professional patio or walkway project that homeowners will enjoy for years to come.
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.
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.
Stonescaping Idea Book
Paperback ISBN: 156158763x
Filled with hundreds of beautiful photographs and ideas, this colorful series of design handbooks for the do-it-yourselfer inspires readers with creative ideas for every taste and budget and innovative solutions to a variety of home decor, landscaping, and outdoor living challenges.
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.