Concrete Flatwork
for Homeowners and Contractors
by George Garber

215 x 280mm

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA


ISBN 978-0-7643-3369-9

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Extract from back cover of book:

Every modern house includes flat concrete surfaces. They range from utilitarian sidewalks to garage floors and tennis courts made of pervious concrete so water won't pond on it. You don t need years of experience to build a good concrete slab, but you do need information. Until now, that information has been surprisingly hard to find. Learn all you need to know to plan and complete small concrete pavement jobs around the house. Included are footpaths, driveways, patios, sports surfaces, and indoor floor slabs. There is guidance for all the basics: ordering concrete, adding joints, curing, and more specialized topics including pervious concrete and exposed-aggregate finishes. The final chapter addresses things that can go wrong, and how to prevent and fix thern.

Photos: Black & White

Units of Measurement: Imperial & Metric



Chapter 1 - Getting Ready

Chapter 2 - Principles of Slab Design

Chapter 3 - Materials

Chapter 4 - Tools

Chapter 5 - Construction Techniques

Chapter 6 - Projects

Chapter 7 - Problems & Repairs