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Guide To Concrete (Quikrete)

Concrete information for long-lasting concrete projects   This book is an all-new hardworking visual guide to the most popular home concrete and masonry projects, endorsed by the biggest manufacturer of concrete products in North America. Readers can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars with this book, since concrete materials are one of the least expensive and long lasting of all building materials.   Quikrete Guide to Concrete includes the most common home repairs, but goes a step further by offering some of the most exciting new techniques for building concrete countertops and form-cast landscaping features, as well as techniques for coloring and texturing concrete for designer finishes.

File Size: 119270 KB

Print Length: 160 pages

Publisher: Creative Publishing international (October 1, 2008)

Publication Date: October 1, 2008

Sold by:  Digital Services LLC

Language: English


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Best Sellers Rank: #403,145 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store) #18 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > How-to & Home Improvements > Masonry #105 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Home Improvement & Design > How-to & Home Improvements > Masonry #270 in Kindle Store > Kindle eBooks > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > How-to & Home Improvements > Do-It-Yourself

One of the only books I found that showed how to form and pour concrete steps. And not just one or two steps, there is a whole section with photos and illustrations on how to complete the entire project. There are also many other projects for beginners and advanced users as well. I would highly recommend this book to beginners who are looking for useful/practical applications using concrete throughout the house and yard.

I am a do-it-yourself home improvement guy that has spent a lot of money on various books on all kinds of home improvement topics. This book is by far the best for concrete ideas and the how-to of tackling these projects at home. Other books I have purchased provide nice pictures and a finished product picture but do not provide the level of detail that this book shows on how to tackle these projects. Some of these may seem basic and I may not follow the exact methodology that this book presented; however, I greatly appreciate what was provided since it gives me a basis for how to move forward with some concrete projects.

The Kindle Edition is horrible. The problem is that the pictures are tiny and you learning nothing from the pictures. At the same time I purchased the paper edition and it is great ---- 5 STAR!. Most Kindle books are like this. I have the book on wiring and framing. the Kindle editions are awful when (in fact) the paper editions are wonderful.If you really want to learn this stuff, get the paper copies. 10x better.These books are NOT novels. You need good illustrations that can be blown way up.

I have many, many books on concrete and masonry. This is one of the best since it is crisp and clear on steps, with pictures for the projects it describes. It does not waste time like many other books talking about the super basics, instead it is great for getting things done. Of course they recommend every Quickcrete product, what else would you expect, but the project descriptions are great.

Great way to get started on some DIY home improvement projects. I patched a hole in the wall with some stucco mix. I didn't follow the directions step by step since they seem to be pretty basic but the book gave me a little more confidence and helped me understand the basics steps involved and materials needed.

i'm a novice with concrete and would reccomend this to anyone seeking some guidelines for a new project. it will serve well over time..

I made molded stepping stones for my garden, and I intend to do more around my house and garden from the ideas gleaned from this book.

This book lays out projects nicely and in a straight forward manner. I wish that the book had a clearer understanding of measurements for concrete for your own projects. Overall the book is good and really has many projects that I will enjoy.

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