Synopses & Reviews
GO WITH THE PROS FOR FOUNDATIONS AND SITEWORK FROM THE GROUND UP
There's simply no better place to get instruction in residential foundations and sitework. Clear directions, along with 450 photographs and illustrations, help you with each stage of every job, from selecting equipment and materials, to mixing and pouring concrete, to passing building inspections.
EVERY STEP OF EVERY PROJECT
This complete how-to guide covers the gamut of residential foundation and sitework projects, from planning and preparing the site through pouring concrete slabs, to improvements such as sidewalks, driveways, walls, and stepseven foundation repair. It fully covers site clearing, leveling, and excavating, footing choices, concrete mixing, the use of rebar and cables, and preparing forms, including the latest Insulated Concrete Forms.
WHY THIS BOOK IS BETTER
Whether you're a do-it-yourselfer, construction professional, or contractor, you'll find that Miller's Guide to FoundationsandSitework has what it takes to make your projects go smoothly. Only Miller's Guide to FoundationsandSitework offers you:
- An inside-out guide to foundations and sitework so clear and complete that even inexperienced builders can perform like pros
- Expert guidance on the latest tools and materials
- Confidence-building advice on meeting building code requirements, with full details on current standards
- 450 illustrations that show you every stage of every job
- Comprehensive help with planning, managing, and finishing every foundation and sitework job, little or big
Essential information taking the user beyond the three titles already available with IN THE HOUSE Information (Wiring the Home, Plumbing The Home, and Home Remodeling). For those who want to work ON THE HOUSE, starts from scratch like selecting the site or lot, choosing the footings, and the type of foundation to fit the type of house preferred or being plan. For people who want to build from the ground up, or at the same time, includes those who are still mentally planning to build. For those who want to figure how to repair certain things about the foundation, footing, and why the site is or is not suitable. From starting the job to completion, including real examples offered for nearly every application. Provides essential information needed to plan, manage and complete the job. Tip boxes included throughout.
About the Author
Mark A. Miller (Denver, CO) P.E. is President of DigiNet Corporation, an engineering consulting firm which provides services in Internetwork design, strategic planning, network management and product development. He is on the faculty of INTEROP University, and teaches the official INTEROP course on Troubleshooting TCP/IP: Analyzing the Protocols of the Internet and is a regular participant in Network World Seminars.Rex Miller has taught technical curriculums at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the author of McGraw-Hill's bestselling Carpentry & Construction, now in its Third Edition, and over 70 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs. He lives in Round Rock, Texas.
Table of Contents
Starting The Job (Planning)
Preparing the Site – Clearing, Leveling, and
Laying the Footing
Preparing the Foundation
Concrete Mixing, Rebar, and Cables, Preparing Forms
Pouring Concrete Slabs
Pouring Concrete Floors
Allowances Made for Plumbing and Wiring
Preparing for Blocks; Preparing Foundations for Bricks, and Stonework
Site Improvements- Sidewalks, Walkways, and Driveways
Foundations for walls – fences – Steps and Entrances