Miller's Guide to Foundations and Sitework (Miller's Guides)

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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.

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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 steps―even 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 Foundations & Sitework has what it takes to make your projects go smoothly. Only Miller's Guide to Foundations & Sitework 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

About the Author:

Mark R. Miller (Tyler, TX) is Professor of Industrial Technology at The University of Texas, in Tyler, Texas. He teaches construction courses for future middle managers in the trade. He is coauthor of several technical books, including the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition.

Rex Miller (Round Rock, TX) is Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology at State University College at Buffalo and has taught technical curriculum at the college level for more than 40 years. He is the co-author of the best-selling Carpentry & Construction, now in its fourth edition, and the author of more than 75 texts for vocational and industrial arts programs.

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