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Masonry : the DIY guide to working with concrete, brick, block, and stone.

Masonry : the DIY guide to working with concrete, brick, block, and stone.

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  • ISBN: 9781565236981
  • ISBN: 156523698X
  • Physical Description: 263 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
  • Publisher: East Petersburg : Fox Chapel Publishing, 2012.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Machine generated contents note: 1 Masonry Techniques -- Working with Mortar -- Repairs to Brick -- Mending Concrete -- Holes in Asphalt -- Removing Stains and Blemishes -- Fastening to Masonry -- 2 Building with Concrete -- What Goes Wrong and Why -- Preparing for the Project -- Forms for Slabs -- Pouring and Finishing the Slab -- Building a Patio -- Driveways -- Sturdy Footings for Strong Walls -- Rugged Steps of Cast Concrete -- Making Adobe -- 3 Mastering a Rugged Material -- Selecting Bricks and Stone -- Salvaging Stone -- Breaking up Masonry -- Erecting Scaffolding -- 4 Building with Brick, Block, Tile, and Stone -- Paving a path or patio -- Building a Wall -- Veneering a Concrete Slab with Tile Veneering a House With Brick Paving with Stone -- Constructing Walls of Natural Stone -- Concrete Block for Economical Construction -- Brick Barbecues -- Decorative Brick -- Serpentine Wall -- Brick and Stone Arches.
Summary, etc.:
"Masonry provides clear, accessible instructions that readers can use to do popular masonry projects the right way themselves. This book shows how to design, build and repair masonry like an expert, with the latest techniques and materials, step-by-step directions, safety advice, and hundreds of color illustrations. It is a must for anyone who wants to learn how to work successfully with concrete, brick, block, tile, or stone. Readers will learn the methods that professional masons use to construct walls, sidewalks, patios, barbeques and more. Basic techniques are described for working with mortar, making repairs to brick, mending concrete, attaching fastening, and removing stains. A section on building with concrete discusses what can go wrong and why, with sage advice on preparing for the project, forms, pouring and finishing, footings, and making adobe. This well-illustrated book reveals the secrets of working with rugged materials, with advice on selecting bricks, salvaging stone, breaking up masonry, and erecting scaffolding. Readers will discover the best way to pave a path, build a wall, or veneer a concrete slab with tile. Building instructions are included for concrete block, natural stone, decorative brick, serpentine walls, and brick and stone arches. Thorough coverage of masonry repairs and maintenance is also included, plus useful tips and special tricks of the trade"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Masonry > Amateurs' manuals.
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