Concrete Flatwork for Homeowners and Contractors by George Garber


Every modern house includes flat concrete surfaces. Concrete features range from utilitarian sidewalks to garage floors to 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 floor, 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 them.

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