Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls

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Builder's Guide to Drainage & Retaining Walls

By Max Schwartz (Author) & Hamid Azizi (Contributing Editor)

Features more than 100 illustrations, plus 100 details!


Establishing adequate drainage is a critical first step in many of today's construction projects. And often, retaining walls must be used to provide a sufficiently level grade. These two topics, then - Drainage and Retaining Walls - necessarily go hand-in-hand, and this unique reference provides a comprehensive introduction to doing both right.

  • Rainfall and Runoff
  • Roof, Basement and Crawlspace Drainage
  • Drainage--including Septic Systems
  • Street Drainage
  • Grading for Drainage
  • Slope Drainage
  • The various types of retaining walls
  • Estimating concrete walls, etc.
  • Concrete and Masonry Retaining Walls
  • Modular units and similar types of Retaining Walls: Bin, Crib, etc.

PLUS a full glossary, detailed index, more than 100 new black-and-white illustrations, and 100 sample details.


Included CD-ROM brings you the entire book in Adobe PDF format, for job-site reference and quick word searching. (Printing has been disabled for the book.) A second PDF file on the CD-ROM includes the 100 sample details which you can print out. Requires the FREE Adobe Reader software, available for download from

Paperback: 304 pages

Publisher: Builder's Book, Inc.; 1st edition (January 1, 2007)

ISBN-10: 188989267X / ISBN-13: 9781889892672

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