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Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls
Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls -

Here you’ll find the data you need on average rainfall and runoff requirements so you can figure gutters, downspouts and roof drainage, and install appropriate waterproofing and dampproofing in basements and crawlspaces.

The book gives details for determining slope drainage, doing the grading, complying with street drainage requirements, and dealing with lots with septic systems. Many types of retaining wall are covered, including modular unit walls, bin and crib walls, and more.

Also provides tables for estimating concrete quantities for both poured-in-place and masonry and concrete walls. Includes detailed recommendations for retaining walls in most of the situations you’re likely to encounter. Book w/ CD-ROM - more

Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster
Builder's Guide to Stucco Lath & Plaster -

This practical manual covers every aspect of stucco design, construction and repair.

You’ll find techniques for attaching stucco to wood frames, steel frames, sheathed material, or masonry. Includes step-by-step instructions on how to install flashing, corner beads, casing beads, control joints, weather-resistant barriers, exterior insulation systems, and one-coat stucco systems.

Shows the recommended method for mixing and applying stucco, both manually and by machine, and illustrates techniques for producing different textures and for creating decorative plaster work such as implants and molds. Explains how to estimate labor and material costs for stucco, as well as equipment rental fees. Also includes practical instructions for stucco maintenance and repair. - Book w/ CD-ROM - more

Concrete at Home
Concrete at Home -

Build artistic custom concrete floors, cabinets, countertops, sinks, dividers, fireplaces, mantlepieces and more.

You'll learn how to custom design, pour, finish, and seal one-of-a-kind custom interior and exterior floors. Includes information on admixtures, crack control, custom finishes, self-leveling compounds, and reinforcement techniques.

Shows how to apply inlays, linework, and stamps and finishes to concrete floors. Explains how to create custom concrete countertops and sinks.

Illustrates the fundamentals of concrete wall design, including innovative uses for concrete block, applying color and texture on walls, using ties, rebar, and forms for walls. - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947
Concrete Formwork Concrete Formwork, 5E -

Concrete Formwork provides valuable information on the construction and safe assembly and disassembly of formwork for residential, light commercial, and heavy commercial structures.

Various aspects of concrete construction methods are presented in sequence, from site preparation through concrete placement and stripping forms.

This edition has been updated with expanded information on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) and safety data sheets (SDSs), insulated concrete forms (ICFs), and total stations.

New topics in this edition include wind turbine foundations, micropiles, bridge deck overhangs, building information modeling (BIM), form vibrators, and concrete structures such as bridges, dams, and grain elevators. - more

Concrete Principles Concrete Principles -

Concrete Principles Workbook w/ Answer KeyConcrete Principles provides comprehensive coverage of current practices used in the concrete industry.

Step-by-step placement, consolidation, and finishing procedures for flatwork and structures are featured, as well as formwork and reinforcement requirements.

Applicable OSHA regulations and ANSI and ASTM standards are cited throughout. An overview of concrete composition, analysis and testing, factors affecting concrete quality, basic math fundamentals, and concrete cost estimating are also included.
>> Instructor's Resource Guide also Available - more...

Foundations and Concrete Work
Foundations and Concrete Work -


  • Form and pour a solid foundation.
  • Install concrete piers and footings.
  • Lay groundwork for patios and decks.
  • Waterproof a basement and keep it dry.
  • Retrofit and repair foundations.

You'll find how to troubleshoot and correct common masonry mistakes, how to use concrete in the home landscape, and how to build a foundation that will last and resists the forces of nature and time to provide a sturdy base to build on. - more

Green from the Ground Up

Green from the Ground Up -

A must-have reference for contractors who want to remain competitive, , Green from the Ground Up is also a remarkable resource for homeowners who require the clearest and most thorough green building information available.

Filled with hundreds of clear full-color photos that illustrate every aspect of building green – including, foundations, framing, roofs and attics, doors and windows, plumbing, HVAC, electrical, insulation, siding and decking, ventilation, solar energy, interior finishes, landscaping, and more. Even includes tips on reducing air leakage and sound transmission.

Green construction is the building trend of the decade – and being demanded by more and more home buyers in search of sustainable, healthy and energy-efficient homes. Here you’ll learn how to apply the most forward-thinking and proven methods of green construction to the homes you build or remodel. - more

Also See Green Building & Alternative Energy
Masonry & Concrete Construction Revised
Masonry & Concrete Construction Revised -

This is the revised edition of the popular manual, with updated information on everything from on-site preplanning and layout through the construction of footings, foundations, walls, fireplaces and chimneys.

There’s an added appendix on safety regulations, with all the applicable OSHA sections pulled together into one handy condensed reference. There’s new information on concrete, masonry and seismic reinforcement. Plus improved estimating techniques to help you win more construction bids.

This book is the ideal reference for the busy masonry contractor, with just about everything you need to know about masonry and concrete construction. - more

Masonry Skills Masonry Skills -

Updated with the very latest developments in the masonry trade, this book starts by introducing basic work principles, such as working with materials, bonds, brick, and concrete block, and progresses to advanced work such as building fireplaces, arches, and more. Within this wide range of coverage, readers have the opportunity to learn the skills necessary for a successful career in masonry.

This revised edition includes emerging masonry technology and concepts that are relevant to today's masons, like SPEC MIX mortars, Mast Climbing Scaffolds, new corner pole projects, and new information on decorative concrete.

Approved by The Brick Industry of America and field-tested by professionals in the field, this book is an ideal resource for anyone who wants to master the skills needed by today's masonry professionals. - more

Moisture Meters/Detectors

Measure moisture content of wall board, wood, concrete and other building materials to determine places of harmful mold growth or unseen water damage.

Typical applications also include checking moisture of concrete slab and wood before installation of floors, determining wood moisture content during drying process, and checking wood moisture before material is used for woodworking applications.

Amprobe MT-10 Moisture Meter
Amprobe MT-10
Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin
Moisture Meter
REED R6010 Non-Destructive Moisture Meter
 REED R6010 Non-Destructive
Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin
Moisture Meter
Residential Construction Academy, Masonry, Brick and Block Construction Residential Construction Academy, Masonry, Brick and Block Construction -

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. - more



2012 International Codes:

2012 International Codes Signifigant Changes to the International Codes
Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching -

For over 50 years, Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching has been an international best-seller, and THE definitive resource for blueprint reading.

The newly revised 9th edition of Basic Blueprint Reading and Sketching continues the traditions in helping to readers achieve competence in reading and sketching technical drawings.

This classic interactive book/workbook will help users develop skills in reading and interpreting industrial drawings and preparing basic to advanced technical sketches. It will provide them with basic principles, concepts, ANSI and SI Metric drafting symbols and standards, terminology, manufacturing process notes, and other related technical information contained on a mechanical or CAD drawing.  - more

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction

Builder's Guide to Swimming Pool Construction -

Break into the lucrative swimming pool construction business with this practical how-to guide. Here you'll learn how to get the permits and do the surveying, planning and layout for a typical pool, including how to read a soils report.

You’ll read about the excavation, backfill, soil compaction, sand and gravel bedding and drainage requirements, and mechanical systems such as pumps, heaters, filters, skimmers, and solar systems.

Covers underground piping, including drain, supply, and gas; and electrical work, including grounding and supply to breaker, pump, underwater lighting, and heater. - more

Building Trades Dictionary Building Trades Dictionary -

Building Trades Dictionary is a comprehensive reference for trades workers. Building trades, basic engineering, and architectural terms are presented in a highly illustrated, concise format.

Emphasis is placed on construction tools and equipment, materials, and processes. Similar to a standard dictionary, terms are defined, synonyms are identified, and illustrations are provided.

Over 1500 terms have been added to this edition and existing terms have been revised to reflect changes in the industry.

Includes a CD-ROM with the Building Terms in a searchable format. - more

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials

Build Smarter with Alternative Materials -

This book is for construction professionals who want a clear understanding of alternative materials and how using them can enhance their projects – both residential and commercial. It covers the materials - including their strengths and any limitations – as well as installation tips and manhour estimates.

Here you'll find the true facts, not the hype, about a variety of alternative materials. These are quality components that can help you deliver a better overall product – something your customers will enjoy and benefit from long after you leave their projects!

All the products covered here have been used or well-researched by the author and represent a cross section of available products. Build Smarter with Alternative Materials covers materials used in each phase of a project in order – from the foundation to the ridge peak: - more

Also See Green Building & Alternative Energy

Construction Surveying & Layout

Construction Surveying & Layout -

A practical guide to simplified construction surveying.

How to divide land, use a transit and tape to find a known point, draw an accurate survey map from your field notes, use topographic surveys, and the right way to level and set grade.

You'll learn how to make a survey for any residential or commercial lot, driveway, road, or bridge – including how to figure cuts and fills and calculate excavation quantities.

Whether you want to make your own layouts and surveys or just read, understand and verify the accuracy of surveys made by others, you should have this practical guide. - more

Johnson laser levels, spirit levels, construction measuring and marking tools - JobSite Tough Since 1947
Labor & Cost Guides:
  • Concrete & Masonry
  • Construction
  • Earthwork
  • Electrical
  • Facilities
  • Framing & Finish Carpentry
  • Home Building
  • Home Improvement
  • Public Works
  • Repair & Remodeling
  • Mechanical
  • Painting
  • Plumbing
  • Unit Cost

Moisture Meters/Detectors

Measure moisture content of wall board, wood, concrete and other building materials to determine places of harmful mold growth or unseen water damage.

Typical applications also include checking moisture of concrete slab and wood before installation of floors, determining wood moisture content during drying process, and checking wood moisture before material is used for woodworking applications.

Amprobe MT-10 Moisture Meter
Amprobe MT-10
Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6013 Pin
Moisture Meter
REED R6010 Non-Destructive Moisture Meter
 REED R6010 Non-Destructive
Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin-Type Moisture Meter
REED R6015 Pin
Moisture Meter
Math for the Building Trades Math for the Building Trades, 2E -

Math for the Building Trades, 2E is a text-workbook designed to help individuals learn and apply the basic math skills commonly required in the construction industry.

To maximize learning, all chapters are organized into sections that contain a thorough explanation of math principles and operations as well as step-by-step procedures for solving trade-specific math problems.

The checkpoints, reviews, and tests included in each chapter provide a variety of opportunities to practice and apply the concepts covered. - more

Craftsman National Construction Estimator 2023

New!National Construction Estimator 2023 -

71st Annual Edition - Current building costs for residential, commercial, and industrial construction. Estimated prices for every common building material, the labor cost to install the material and a total "installed" cost. For those jobs where you can't rely on your past experience to estimate, rely on the prices in this national standard of construction costs to get you safely in the ballpark.

Provides manhours, recommended crew, and the labor cost for installation of every job and practically every type of material in construction. Provides clear descriptions on what is included in the job being estimated so you know exactly what the job and the prices for that job entail. Every cost is carefully described. It even provides suggested crew sizes, and equipment rates.

Costs include: pollution control costs for motor generator sets, costs of hydronic boilers, windstorm certified roof turbine fans, wind turbine generators, garage exhaust fans, hybrid central and heating and cooling, LEED certified boilers, and LEED certified hydronic hot water generators. - more

National Green Building Standard

National Green Building Standard -

This is the first ANSI consensus standard on sustainable Green Building for residential construction.

This book was written as a collaborative effort between the ICC and NAHB, and provides "green" practices and standards that can be incorporated into new homes, including multi-family buildings, home remodeling and additions, hotels and motels, and the site upon which the green buildings are located.

The Standard is the first residential green building rating system to have undergone the full consensus process and to be submitted to the American National Standards Institute for approval. It offers a complete green-building rating system. - more

Practical Math Practical Math, 4E -

Practical Math is a text-workbook that covers essential math concepts and how they are applied on the job in agriculture, alternative energy, culinary arts, boiler operation, construction, electrical, HVAC, manufacturing, maintenance, mechanics, pipefitting, plumbing, and welding.

The 10 chapters have been divided into 35 sections to maximize instructional flexibility.

Each chapter presents math concepts in visual steps and includes both math exercises and practical applications that reinforce learning.

Review problems and a chapter test assess learning. Online learner resources provide tools to reinforce math concepts and encourage practice in a variety of formats. - more

Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices
Textbook +
Pocket Guide

Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices -

Rigging, Hoisting, and Signaling Practices is an introduction to the equipment, calculations, and procedures required for the safe handling and transportation of materials by hoists or cranes. Rigging, Hoisting and Signaling Practices Quick Reference Guide

This textbook is relevant for all personnel involved in lifting operations and can be used as part of a training program for certification preparation.

Topics include industry standards and certifications, crane types and dynamics, signaling procedures, lift planning, weight and balance, sling loads, rigging components, equipment handling, hoists, and lifting procedures.

Readers learn how to calculate a load’s weight and center of gravity (CG) and how these determine the sling loads on the rigging. Content also includes the effect of rigging arrangements and mechanical advantage on sling and line loads. - more

Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines, 4th Ed.

Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines -

Harness the Latest Tools and Techniques for Troubleshooting and Repairing Virtually Any Diesel Engine Problem

The Fourth Edition of Troubleshooting and Repairing Diesel Engines presents the latest advances in diesel technology. Comprehensive and practical, this revised classic equips you with all of the state-of-the-art tools and techniques needed to keep diesel engines running in top condition.

Written by master mechanic and bestselling author Paul Dempsey, this hands-on resource covers new engine technology, electronic engine management, biodiesel fuels, and emissions controls.

The book also contains cutting-edge information on diagnostics…fuel systems…mechanical and electronic governors…cylinder heads and valves…engine mechanics…turbochargers…electrical basics…starters and generators…cooling systems…exhaust aftertreatment…and more...

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