9780827384279

Landscape Construction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780827384279

  • ISBN10:

    0827384270

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/12/1999
  • Publisher: CENGAGE Delmar Learning
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Summary

The complete, step-by-step instructions and supporting photos and illustrations in this publication lead to excellent end results in hardscape improvements. From site preparation to the final elements of an exterior construction project, the simple format and detailed descriptions of activities presented here make the project easier to execute for landscape contractors, homeowners, and designers. The author reviews a variety of materials, tools and methods, and makes recommendations for estimating and bidding on professional jobs. From retaining walls and paving to fencing and swimming pools, this is the one resource that has all the information needed to do projects correctly the first time.

Table of Contents

BEFORE CONSTUCTION BEGINS: Section Introduction
The Landscape Construction Process
Legal Requirements
Interpreting Construction Drawings
Safety in the Workplace
Construction Math
Laying Out Your Work
Summary
SITE PREPARATION: Section Introduction
Protection of Site Elements to Remain
Removing Unwanted Sites Elements
Summary
GRADING, SITE DRAINAGE, AND EROSION PROTECTION: Section Introduction
Site Grading
Site Drainage
Erosion Protection
Summary
SITE UTILITIES: Section Introduction
Related Utility Work
Summary
LANDSCAPE RETAINING WALLS AND STAIRS: Section Introduction
Construction of Tie and Timber Walls
Segmental Wall Construction
Dry Laid Limestone Wall Construction
Gabion Wall Construction
Free Standing Stairs
Summary
LANDSCAPE PAVING: Section Introduction
Concrete Installation
Unit Paver Installation
Dry-Laid Stone Pavement Installation
Mortared Pavement Installation
Granular Pavement Installation
Summary
WOOD LANDSCAPE STRUCTURES: Section Introduction
Wood Decks
Wood Steps
Wood Overhead Structures
Summary
FENCES AND FREE STANDING WALLS: Section Introduction
Fencing
Free Standing Walls
Summary
LANDSCAPE AMENITIES: Section Introduction
Water Features and Bridges
Site Furniture, Signage and Pre-Manufactured Playground Equipment
Edger, Planter, and Plant Protection Equipment Installation
Summary
PLANTING AND TURF: Section Introduction
Tree and Shrub Planting
Ground Cover Planting
Establishing Turf Areas
Summary
APPENDICES
GLOSSARY
BIBLIOGRAPHY
INDEX

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