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Foundation work is not the glamorous side of home building. It is hard, dirty work. But it's also the work upon which all other work rests, and so a good foundation is critical to every home. No source of knowledge on foundations and concrete work is better respected or more widely followed than that provided by the authors of "Fine Homebuilding" magazine.
This latest edition from the editors of "Fine Homebuilding" is the biggest and most authoritative volume yet on the subject. At 288 pages with more than 400 illustrative on-the-job photographs and drawings, "Foundations and Concrete Work" distills centuries of hands-on builder-tested methods and techniques as the finest builders in the country pass on the hard-won trade secrets for better construction.
From a thorough survey of concrete basics through forming and pouring foundations to keeping a basement dry, "Foundations and Concrete Work" will serve as the definitive guide to the subject.
Written by builders from all over the country, these articles are quite literally advice from the trenches.
Building a good foundation is critical to any home. Is it glamorous work? No, but it’s 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 and Concrete Work features 15 new articles from Fine Homebuilding magazine, the most respected residential construction magazine in the country. With more than 300 on-the-job photos and drawings, this resource distills decades of hands-on, builder-tested methods and techniques, and places them right into your hands. Foundations and Concrete Work, with its fresh new design and completely updated content, will secure its reputation as the most respected, widely followed how-to guide for dedicated pros and passionate amateurs.
About the Author
Since 1981, FINE HOMEBUILDING magazine has been providing information and inspiration to everyone who cares about quality home improvement, renovation, and construction. The magazine is the best source of home improvement information and helps readers build projects better, faster, and more efficiently. See more at www.finehomebuilding.com
Table of Contents
PART 1. Concrete Basics
PART 2. Building Foundations
PART 3. Waterproofing
PART 4. Retrofitting Foundations
PART 5. Concrete and Masonry in the Landscape