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The homebuilding process : everything you need to know to work with contractors and subcontractors
Binsacca, Rich.
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Publication Information:
Tucson, AZ : Home Planners, [1999]

Physical Description:
211 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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TH4815.4 .B56 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Building a house is like assembling a vast puzzle in which everything must be completed in a specific order and meet specific standards. Binsacca, a former editor of Builder and The Practical Homeowner, explains the often-confusing construction process so that even those who are "un-handy" will understand how builders work and be able to make informed decisions when building their homes. He does an excellent job of describing how a house is built, from initial site preparation to final inspection. He surveys the different materials and techniques and carefully explains which features can be changed by builders and which must be completed a particular way. Photos and drawings explain specifics, and highlighted boxes define terms and give tips throughout. Helpful for anyone who is building a house, this book is recommended for public libraries.ÄJonathan N. Hershey, Akron-Summit Cty. P.L., Akron, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
Introduction: Finding Your Role and Defining Your Responsibilitiesp. 1
Chapter 1 Site Preparationp. 13
Chapter 2 Foundationsp. 21
Chapter 3 Framingp. 39
Chapter 4 Rough Mechanicalsp. 65
Chapter 5 Prefinishesp. 89
Chapter 6 Exterior Finishesp. 121
Chapter 7 Interior Finishesp. 147
Chapter 8 Settling Inp. 177
Construction Glossaryp. 189
Indexp. 199