Flemish Bond and English Bond – Differences & Features

Flemish Bond

Both Flemish bond and English bond are popular choices for brick work, but there are some key differences between the two. Flemish bond is a herringbone pattern with alternating headers and stretchers, while English bond uses all headers or all stretchers in each row. But there’s more to consider while choosing a type of brick … Read more

Modulus of Elasticity of Concrete – Static – Dynamic – Types

Concrete's Modulus of Elasticity

Concrete is a brittle material but do you know it still has elasticity and hence modulus of elasticity is an important parameter civil engineers used during design of structures. What you think, is there a relation between strength and modulus of elasticity of concrete? Well, concrete does has enormous flexural as well as compressive strength. … Read more

Sheepsfoot Roller – Design – Applications – Mechanism

Sheeps foot roller

It is one of the most widely used soil compactors used by contractors and builders worldwide. The sheepsfoot roller is a piece of heavy self-propelled equipment usually mowed and runs in a static position. Depending on the character of the soils, this sort of roller is available in several sizes. It is one of the … Read more

Types of Brick finishes – Brick Wall Texture

Types of Brick finishes - Brick Wall Texture

The brick wall texture is based on a standard brick with size of 8in x 3in x 4in (deep) and comes in red, tan, whitewashed, yellow, and blue-grey colors. So, you just saw some amazing texture of a brick wall and started wondering how you can achieve such a finish in your brick wall. Brick … Read more

Weight of concrete – Density – Concrete Slab – Driveways

Weight of concrete per foot

Knowing the unit weight of concrete is an important step while designing reinforced concrete structures as well as during preparing mix-design. The unit weight of simple concrete (un-reinforced concrete) is different as compared with the weight per cubic foot of a reinforced concrete mass. Similarly, if you’re working on a demolition project, you need a … Read more

How to remove paint from concrete? – with or without chemicals

How to remove paint from concrete?

A lot of homeowners are finding ways to remove paint spills from concrete with or without chemicals, after a major home renovation project. They try to use vinegar or scratch dried paint off the concrete but can’t get results. That’s because they’re not following the correct way or technique to get paint off concrete. No … Read more

How to Connect Multiple Bluetooth Speakers to One Device?

How to connect multiple bluetooth speakers device?

Bluetooth is wireless, low-energy, and direct connection between two devices. It is thought to be a substitute for a single wire connection. Bluetooth is no longer a one-way connection and can now be used to connect numerous Bluetooth speakers simultaneously. It’s all because of Bluetooth multipoint technology, which allows you to connect two or more … Read more

How Much Electricity Does a Mini Fridge Uses?

How much Electricity does a mini-refrigerator uses?

Mini-refrigerators are highly popular in single-family homes due to their low energy usage and small size. But, they are increasingly being used in vacation homes, along with the pool, in allotment gardens, and guest rooms. If there’s one thing that all mini-fridges have in common, it’s that they need electricity. The question is if they … Read more

How to Turn On TV without Remote Control?

How to Turn on TV Without remote control

Have you misplaced the TV remote control for the hundredth time in the living room? Is there a button on the original Smart TV remote control that no longer functions? Whatever problem you have with your remote control, you can now rapidly solve it with several apps that work with almost any TV on the … Read more

Pointing in Brickwork – Types – Keyed Pointing – Tuck Pointing

What is pointing in brickwork?

Masons apply different type of finishing between the layers of brickwork that is known as pointing. The mortar used to lay the stone or brick is mostly of lime or cement, depending on the age of the building. Homeowners prefer brickwork pointing over plastering or other finishing reserving the natural texture and color of the … Read more