Ultimate Guide to Masonry and Concrete : Design, Build, Maintain
by Creative Homeowner (EDT)







Introduction8(1)
Guide to Skill Level9(1)
Design
10(18)
Pattern and Texture
12(2)
Color and Tone
14(2)
Size and Scale
16(2)
Site Orientation
18(2)
Slopes and Drainage
20(2)
Curves and Corners
22(2)
Walk and Drive Options
24(2)
Design Gallery
26(2)
Tools
28(8)
Basic and Specialty Tools
30(2)
Mixing Tools
32(1)
Cutting Tools
32(1)
Setting and Finishing Tools
33(1)
General Hand Tools
34(1)
Power Tools
35(1)
Safety Tools
35(1)
Concrete
36(52)
Mixes
38(4)
Forming and Reinforcing
42(8)
Pouring
50(2)
Finishing and Curing
52(6)
Major Projects
Concrete Footing
58(4)
Concrete Pier
62(4)
Concrete Slab
66(12)
Insulated Concrete Forms
78(4)
Decorative Concrete
82(2)
Concrete Gallery
84(4)
Block
88(44)
Materials
90(2)
Mixing Mortar
92(4)
Glass Block
96(6)
Maintenance and Repair
102(6)
Major Projects
Block Wall
108(6)
Block Retaining Wall
114(4)
Interlocking block Wall
118(4)
Block Barbecue
122(6)
Block Gallery
128(4)
STUCCO
132(30)
Mixing Mortar
135(5)
Applications
140(4)
Maintenance and Repair
144(4)
Major Projects
Stucco on Block
148(4)
Stucco on Wood
152(4)
Stucco Gallery
156(6)
Brick
162(48)
Materials
164(8)
Reinforcing Brick
172(2)
Brick Mortar
174(2)
Setting Brick
176(4)
Maintenance and Repair
180(6)
Major Projects
Dry-Laid Paver Walk
186(4)
Mortar-Laid Walk
190(4)
Brick Planter
194(4)
Brick Veneer half-Wall
198(6)
Brick Gallery
204(6)
Stone
210(42)
Materials and Patterns
212(4)
Cutting and Shaping
216(4)
Setting and Finishing
220(4)
Maintenance and Repair
224(4)
Major Projects
Dry-Laid Stone Wall
228(4)
Mortar-Laid Stone Wall
232(4)
Facing Stone
236(4)
Flagstone Patio & Steps
240(6)
Stone Gallery
246(6)
Tile
252(40)
Materials
254(6)
Preparing Floors
260(2)
Laying Out the Job
262(2)
Cutting Tile
264(2)
Setting Floor Tile
266(4)
Setting Wall Tile
270(2)
Maintenance and Repair
272(4)
Major Projects
Tiling a Hearth
276(4)
Patio Entry
280(6)
Tile Gallery
286(6)
Resource Guide292(4)
Glossary296(2)
Index298(5)
Photo Credits303(1)
Metric Equivalents303


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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