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Foundations & Concrete Work

Foundations & Concrete Work
by Editors of Fine Homebuilding
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Foundation work is the down-and-dirty side of homebuilding. But those in the know understand that it is also the work upon which all other construction rests, making a good foundation critical to every home. Completely updated, Foundations & Concrete Work is the definitive guide to laying a foundation that will not fail to support the home above it. This latest edition of this best-selling title surveys the basics of working with concrete, from forming and pouring foundations to tips and advice on how to keep a basement dry. It’s the only book on the subject that builders will ever need.

by Editors of Fine Homebuilding
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Foundation work is the down-and-dirty side of homebuilding. But those in the know understand that it is also the work upon which all other construction rests, making a good foundation critical to every home. Completely updated, Foundations & Concrete Work is the definitive guide to laying a foundation that will not fail to support the home above it. This latest edition of this best-selling title surveys the basics of working with concrete, from forming and pouring foundations to tips and advice on how to keep a basement dry. It’s the only book on the subject that builders will ever need.

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Foundation work is the down-and-dirty side of homebuilding. But those in the know understand that it is also the work upon which all other construction rests, making a good foundation critical to every home. Completely updated, Foundations & Concrete Work is the definitive guide to laying a foundation that will not fail to support the home above it. This latest edition of this best-selling title surveys the basics of working with concrete, from forming and pouring foundations to tips and advice on how to keep a basement dry. It’s the only book on the subject that builders will ever need.

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Foundation work is the down-and-dirty side of homebuilding. But those in the know understand that it is also the work upon which all other construction rests, making a good foundation critical to every home. Completely updated, Foundations & Concrete Work is the definitive guide to laying a foundation that will not fail to support the home above it. This latest edition of this best-selling title surveys the basics of working with concrete, from forming and pouring foundations to tips and advice on how to keep a basement dry. It’s the only book on the subject that builders will ever need.

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Additional Information

SKU FHB72071637
Table Of Contents Contents

Introduction

Part 1: 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

Part 2: 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

Part 3: Waterproofing
Keep Your Basement Dry with a Curtain Drain
Details for a Dry Foundation
Keeping a Basement Dry
Sealing a Crawlspace

Part 4: 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

Part 5: Concrete 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

Contributors
Credits
Index
Intro No
ISBN 978-1-63186-913-6
Video No
Author Editors of Fine Homebuilding
Publication Year 2018
Dimensions No
Pages 272
Photo 300
Drawings 75
Other Formats No
Cover Paperback
Format Paperback

Additional Information

SKU FHB62077411
Table Of Contents Contents

Introduction

Part 1: 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

Part 2: 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

Part 3: Waterproofing
Keep Your Basement Dry with a Curtain Drain
Details for a Dry Foundation
Keeping a Basement Dry
Sealing a Crawlspace

Part 4: 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

Part 5: Concrete 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

Contributors
Credits
Index
Intro No
Video No
Author Editors of Fine Homebuilding
ISBN No
Publication Year 2018
Pages 272
Photo 300
Drawings 75
Video Download No
Other Formats No
Cover PDF eBook
Format eBook (PDF)
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