9781435497184

Landscape Construction

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  • ISBN13:

    9781435497184

  • ISBN10:

    143549718X

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/9/2010
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Summary

Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, with its simple but complete instructions for a multitude of exterior construction projects, is the ideal learning and resource tool for future landscape contractors and designers. Photos and illustrations support the instructions for such activities as site preparation, grading and drainage, utilities and irrigation, retaining wall construction, paving, exterior carpentry, fencing, and such amenities as pools, ponds, and edging. Readers will appreciate the easy-to-follow process of construction and the review of various materials, tools, and methods. A discussion of estimating and bidding for jobs will be valuable to professionals in their work and also to homeowners as they consider their own exterior projects. Landscape Construction, 3rd edition, is the sole resource needed to accomplish a multitude of hardscape construction goals.

Table of Contents

Before Construction Begins
The Landscape Construction Process
Legal Requirements
Interpreting Construction Documents
Construction Math
Project Pricing
Safety in the Workplace
Basic Construction Techniques and Equipment Operation
Construction Staking
Site Preparation
Preservation of Existing Site Elements
Removing Unwanted Site Elements
Grading, Site Drainage, and Erosion Protection
Site Grading
Site Drainage
Erosion Control
Site Utilities
DC Site Lighting and Related Electrical Work
Water and Irrigation System Installation
Landscape Retaining Walls and Stairs
Materials and Installation Techniques for Retaining Walls
Timber Retaining Walls
Segmental Precast Unit Retaining Walls
Dry-Laid Stone Retaining Walls
Gabion Retaining Walls
Stairs
Landscape Paving
Materials and Site Preparation for Paving
Concrete Paving
Unit Pavers
Dry-Laid Stone Paving
Mortared Paving
Granular and Open Cellular Paving
Wood Landscape Structures
Materials for Exterior Carpentry
Wood Decks and Platforms
Wood Stairs, Railings, Seating, and Skirting
Overhead Structures
Fences and Freestanding Walls
Fencing
Freestanding Walls
Site Amenities
Water Features and Bridges
Site Furniture, Signage, Prefabricated Playground Equipment, Outdoor Kitchens, and Patio Amenities
Edging, Planters, and Plant Protection Equipment
Planting
Plant Material Installation
Establishment of Turf and Meadows
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