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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.

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Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete 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.

Synopsis:

Covers a wide range of subjects, 60 projects and tasks, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco. Over 900 photographs and illustrations.

Table of Contents

Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete

Table of Contents

Introduction...8

1. Design...10
Pattern and Texture...12
Color and Tone...14
Size and Scale...16
Site Orientation...18
Slopes and Drainage...20
Curves and Corners...22
Walk and Drive Options...24
Design Gallery...26

2. Tools...28
• Basic and Specialty Tools...30
• Layout Tools...31
• Excavation Tools...31
• Mixing Tools...32
• Cutting Tools...32
• Setting and Finishing Tools...33
• General Hand Tools...34
• Power Tools...35
• Safety Tools...35

3. Concrete...36
Mixes...38
• Estimating Concrete...39
• Mix Proportions...40
• Mixing Concrete On Site...40
• Mixing Concrete by Hand...41

Forming and Reinforcing...42
• Joints In Concrete...44
• Formed and Formless Piers...47
• Reinforcing...48

Pouring...50
• Moving the Mix...50

Finishing and Curing...52
• Curing Concrete...52
• Removing the Forms...52

Maintenance and Repair...54
• Preventative Maintenance...54

Major Projects
• Concrete Footing...58
• Concrete Pier...62
• Concrete Slab...66
• Landing and Steps...72

Concrete Gallery...78

3. Concrete...36
Materials...84
• Mixing Mortar...86
• Surface-Bond Masonry...88
• Glass Block...90

Setting Block...92
• Installation Sequence...92
• Filling In Between Leads...93

Maintenance and Repair...96
• Filling Cracks and Holes...96
• Cleaning Masonry Block...98
• Drying Out Basements...100

Major Projects
• Block Wall...102
• Block Retaining Wall...108
• Interlocking Block Wall...112
• Barbecue...116

Block Gallery...122

5. Stucco...126
Materials...128
• Stucco Pros & Cons...128
• Stucco Mixes...129
• Stucco Beads and Moldings...129
• Fiber-Reinforced Stucco...130
• Setting Up the Job...130
• Stucco Finishes...132
• Adding Color...132
• Painting Stucco...132
• Evaluating EIFS Stucco...133

Applications...134
• Stucco Over Plywood...134
• Stucco Over Block...134

Maintenance and Repair...138
• Repairing Damaged Stucco...140

Major Projects
• Stucco on Block...142
• Stucco on Wood...146

Stucco Gallery...150

6. Brick...154
Materials...156
• Types of Brick...156

Brick Patterns...160
Reinforcing Brick...164
• Strengthening Mortar Joints...164

Brick Mortar...166
Setting Brick...168
• Setting Veneer Brick...170

Maintenance and Repair...172
• Cleaning and Repairing Walls...174
• Spot Repairs...174

Major Projects
• Dry-Laid Paver Walk...178
• Mortar-Laid Walk...182
• Brick Planter...186
• Brick Veneer Half-Wall...190

Brick Gallery...196

7. Stone...200

Materials and Patterns...202
• Choosing Stone...202
• Estimating Materials...204
• Special Stone Tools...204

Cutting and Shaping...206
• Cutting Stone...206

Setting and Finishing...210
• Stone in Sand...210
• Stone in Mortar...212

Maintenance and Repair...214
• Different Cleaning Procedures...215
• Dealing with Stains...216

Major Projects
• Dry-Laid Stone Wall...218
• Mortar-Laid Stone Wall...222
• Facing Stone...226
• Flagstone Patio and Steps...230

Stone Gallery...236

8. Tile... 240
Materials...242
• Basic Tile Types...242
• Substrates & Adhesives...242
• Tile Sizes & Shapes...244

Tile Patterns...246
Preparing Floors...248
Laying Out the Job...250
Cutting Tile...252
Setting Floor Tile...254
• Cutting Partial Tiles...256
• Joint Spacing...256
• Finishing Tiles...257

Setting Wall Tile...258
• The Tiling Sequence...258

Maintenance and Repair...260
• Fixing Common Problems...260
• Sealing Grout & Unglazed Tile...261
• Fixing Broken Tiles...262
• Setting Replacement Tile...262

Major Projects
• Tiling a Hearth...264
• Patio Entry...268

Tile Gallery...274

Resource Guide...278

Glossary...282

Index...284

Photo Credits...287

Product Details

ISBN:
9781580112987
Subtitle:
Design, Build, Maintain
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner
Photographer:
Various
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner Press
Manufactured:
Creative Homeowner
Author:
Editors of Creative Homeowner
Author:
Various
Author:
Creative Homeowner
Publisher:
Creative Homeowner
Subject:
Masonry
Subject:
Do-It-Yourself - Masonry
Subject:
Concrete
Subject:
Step-by-step
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Ultimate Guide To...
Publication Date:
20060201
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
10.78x8.48x.66 in. 2.01 lbs.

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Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete 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.

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Covers a wide range of subjects, 60 projects and tasks, and common repairs with concrete, block, brick, stone, tile, and stucco. Over 900 photographs and illustrations.

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