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Foundations & concrete work / editors of Fine homebuilding.

Taunton Press, (editor.).

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781631869136
  • ISBN: 1631869132
  • Physical Description: 268 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
  • Publisher: Newtown, CT : The Taunton Press, [2018]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Foundations and concrete basics. Understanding building loads ; Soil: the other half of the foundation ; Getting the right concrete ; Efflorescence and spalling ; Working with rebar ; Start with batter boards ; A solid deck begins with concrete piers ; Mix concrete by the bag -- Building foundations. Placing a small concrete slab ; Pouring concrete slabs ; Forming and pouring footings ; Forming and pouring foundations ; Air-sealed mudsill assembly ; An energy-smart foundation in two days ; Slab foundation for cold climates ; Superinsulated slab ; It's time to consider helical-pile footings -- Waterproofing. Keep your basement dry with a curtain drain ; Details for a dry foundation ; Keeping a basement dry ; Sealing a crawlspace -- Retrofits and add-ons. The stay-dry, no-mold finished basement ; Adding insulation to basement walls ; Retrofitting a foundation ; Creating a sealed crawlspace ; A fast foundation for an addition ; Basement insulation retrofits ; Air-sealing a basement ; Insulating a slab on grade ; Replacing a rotten lally column -- Concete in the landscape. Broom-finished concrete flatwork ; Build a sturdy stone sitting wall ; Four retaining wall choices ; Dress up a block wall with a rock wall ; Creating a curved concrete walkway ; Stone walls that stay built ; Laying concrete pavers.
Summary, etc.:
Building a good foundation is critical to any home. Is it glamorous work? No, but its vital as it provides a solid structure upon which all other work rests. Written by seasoned builders from across the country, this revised edition of Foundations & Concrete Work features 15 new articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the most respected residential construction magazine in the country. more than 375 on-the-job photos and drawings 272 pages chock-full of advice, tips, and tricks from the world's most foremost home building experts from Fine Homebuilding magazine Foundations & Concrete Work, is the only book on the subject that builders will ever need.
Subject: Foundations.
Concrete footings.
Concrete footings.