How to avoid cracks in Brick/Block Wall Construction

How to avoid cracks in Brick/Block Wall Construction

Good Masonry Wall Construction Practices: 1. The first course of masonry shall be laid with great care, making sure that it is properly aligned, Leveled and plumbed, as this will assist the mason in laying succeeding courses to obtain a straight and truly vertical wall. 2. Masonry work in a structure should be carried outRead more about How to avoid cracks in Brick/Block Wall Construction[…]

How to Sample Cement at Site

How to Sample Cement at Site

Cement is an extremely fine material having adhesive and cohesive properties which provide a binding medium for the discrete ingredients. It is obtained by burning together, in a definite proportion, a mixture of naturally occurring argillaceous and calcareous materials to a partialfusion at high temperature about 1450⁰c. The product obtained on burning called clinker, isRead more about How to Sample Cement at Site[…]

Importance of Chemical Admixtures in Concrete

Importance of Chemical Admixtures in Concrete

Concrete Admixtures Admixtures are material other than cement, aggregates & water that are added to concrete either before or during mixing to alter its properties & performance in fresh (workability, setting time etc.) and hardened state (strength, durability etc.) Concrete admixtures are broadly divided into two type’s i.e. chemical and mineral admixture. Chemical admixture areRead more about Importance of Chemical Admixtures in Concrete[…]

Mineral Admixtures used in Concrete

Mineral Admixtures used in Concrete

The basic components of cement mortar are cement, water and aggregates. But, often, other substances are added to these three in preparing the cement mortar. The purpose of these additional substances is to improve the quality of the mortar. These substances are collectively called admixtures. Admixtures can be broadly classified into two types – chemicalRead more about Mineral Admixtures used in Concrete[…]

Concrete Mix Design M30 Grade with Flyash as Partial replacement to Cement : An Illustrative Example

Concrete Mix Design M30 Grade with Flyash as Partial replacement to Cement : An Illustrative Example

Concrete mix design is a procedure of selecting the suitable ingredients of concrete and their relative proportions with an objective to prepare concrete of certain minimum strength, desired workability and durability as economically (value engineered) as possible. Flyash is the most economical and easily available mineral admixture that can partially replace cement in a concreteRead more about Concrete Mix Design M30 Grade with Flyash as Partial replacement to Cement : An Illustrative Example[…]

False Ceiling : Definition, Benefits and Various Types

False Ceiling : Definition, Benefits and Various Types

The trend of flat and simple ceilings have fallen wayside. Because people nowadays are eyeing on products that make the typical flat ceiling look attractive but with minimal costing. So with the recent surge of false ceiling it has become easier for people to embellish the beauty of any space whether it be an office,Read more about False Ceiling : Definition, Benefits and Various Types[…]

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