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Getting a good house : tips and tricks for evaluating new construction
Syvanen, Bob, 1928-
Personal Author:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Chester, Conn. : Globe Pequot Press, [1990]

Physical Description:
vi, 137 pages ; 29 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Format :


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Material Type
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TH4817.5 .S95 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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Booklist Review

Syvanen has more than 30 years experience in building houses and has written three other books on aspects of home building. This instructional starts from the foundation and works upward, offering tips for anyone planning to construct a home or home addition or for prospective buyers needing to know what to look for in a well-built structure. Clear explanations and many illustrations guide the reader through troubleshooting and the various methods of efficient construction. Highly recommended for all public libraries. To be indexed. ~--Maurine Hoffmann

Library Journal Review

How should an excavator back-fill a foundation? What does a good drywall joint look like? How large a gap should a well-fitted door show? These are the types of questions Syvanen addresses. Most of his suggestions are standard good building practices; some are ideas that are uniquely his, developed during his years of experience as a carpenter. With its full-page line drawings and minimal text, this is an exceptionally easy-to-use reference that would nicely supplement more conventional construction inspection guides in larger how-to collections.-- Bill Demo, Tompkins Cortland Community Coll., Dryden, N.Y. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.