A valuable addition to the popular Residential Construction Academy series, this book introduces and explains modern residential masonry construction procedures, as well as current building and construction industry safety regulations relevant to the field. Beginning masons, designers, homebuilders, students, and apprentices alike will benefit from the clear diagrams and step-by-step procedures. With technical information from nationally recognized trade associations like the National Association of Home Builders, Masonry Brick and Block Construction is a must-have for the aspiring mason. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This is a comprehensive guide to clay bricks and mortars, their physical and aesthetic properties, and their use in a wide range of building projects. Clear, accessible text, supported by full-colour illustrations and an extensive glossary, provides practical instruction in choosing, using and making the most of these highly versatile and durable building materials. Written for both the DIY enthusiast and for those wishing to specify brickwork or to check that it is being done correctly by professional builders, the book is an invaluable source of information and reference for anyone involved in building work. Covers basic bricklaying techniques, tools and equipment, dimensions and setting out, building straight and curved walls and building simple arches, bonding patterns, brickwork as cladding, and foundations. For paving work, includes laying patterns, steps, drainage, sand bedding and mortar-jointed paving. Also covers maintenance and repair, including dealing with water penetration, replacing bricks, repointing mortar, cleaning and artifical weathering.
The quintessential first book on peace. A little mouse innocently plucks a flower from an old wall when a brick comes loose, and he can see through it for the first time. He and the other animals gradually and resolutely remove more and more bricks, until at last they can see another group of animals. Together they use the bricks that once divided them to construct a bridge to join their islands. This clever and touching wordless board book shows that walls can become bridges when everyone works together. It's a hopeful message that all children should see now.
Greed, revenge, and general mendacity leave Sheriff Brick Walls and his deputies on new and dangerous encounters in this second book of the Brick Walls series. Upon becoming sheriff of Medina County, Texas, Brick Walls begins a new phase in his life. Being an Iraqi War veteran, Brick had looked death in the eye numerous times. And now his new career as sheriff of the county, which he grew up in, once again puts him in harms way. Who is stalking Brick, and is it related to the suitcase full of money his dog, Red, found two years ago?