|Filled with illustrations, diagrams, and photographs, this essential Code resource covers every aspect of concrete from the Code’s point of view. Shows how to pour, how to affect strength, how to affect durability, how to avoid cracks and blemishes, types of aggregates, types of sealants, formwork requirements, proportioning the concrete mixture, how to test and Become a Concrete Countertop Expert. At last, a complete how-to instruction manual on creating countertops from one of the most versatile building materials available. Here you’ll find step-by-step instructions for making concrete countertops, from planning, building the mold, mixing and pouring the concrete, to curing, grinding, finishing, polishing, and finally installing the finished countertop and backsplash. You’ll even learn a potential side business of maintaining concrete countertops.
You won’t believe the over 300 full-color photos showing custom counters using combinations of concrete and granite, wood, and brass as well as colored, stamped, and stained concrete. Even concrete counters with special effects and embedded objects. Combine these imaginative ideas with the practical step-by-step instructions in this book and you should be able to start constructing your own concrete countertops in short time.
202 pages, 9 x 11
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