How much does a cinder block weigh? (4″, 6″, 8″, 10″ & 12″ Blocks)

So, while you’re planning for your construction project material delivery, you need to know how much does a cinder block weigh, to accurately know the number of trips for delivery trucks required for your project.  You also need to know how heavy is cinder block; while you’re planning for material delivery in high-rise buildings. A … Read more

How to correctly fill wide cracks in concrete?

So, I’ve been in this concrete pouring business for around a decade and there’re number of situations where homeowners are worried asking for concrete crack filling. Cracks in exterior concrete are quite common because of uneven drying, shrinkage, temperature changes, ground movement, and excessive loading. But repairing and sealing cracks in concrete is pretty crucial … Read more

Magnesite Flooring: All you need to know about repairs

Magnesite Flooring

If you’re living in Sydney, Australia; you might already know about Magnesite flooring. It’s a floor leveler on concrete that was once the most popular choice in early 1920s through 1990s. In terms of material, Magnesite is made through magnesium oxychloride in the form of cement. As filler, instead of aggregates, wood chips or sawdust … Read more

Setting of Cement – Initial & Final Setting time of cement

Understanding the concept of setting time of cement is important while handling concrete like transporting, placing, and compaction. Setting of cement is relevant to concepts like hydration process and hardening. In normal circumstances, when you are using concrete, you want it in a workable or flow-able condition for pouring in desired shape. That’s because it … Read more

How much is a yard of concrete? – With Bonus tips to save money

Are you googling “how much is a yard of concrete?” if yes! You’ve arrived at the right place. When you’re dealing with ready mix concrete; estimating the cost per volume or cost per cubic yard is a critical step. Whether you’re working on a driveway, a slab, or a floor; the money you’re going to … Read more

Concrete Topping – Definition, Applications, Types, Advantages and Disadvantages

Concrete topping

Concrete topping, as the name suggests, is the application of high strength concrete on an old concrete surface. It is a simple yet effective method to rejuvenate deteriorated concrete structures. Not only does it increase the strength and durability of concrete structures, it also enhances their serviceability and increases the useable life. The overlay of … Read more

7 Types of Tower Cranes you must know (WITH PICTURES)

Have you ever seen that tall sky-touching tower taking bits and pieces of skyscraper materials during construction of a tall building? That’s a tower crane climbing tall doing all that lifting and moving works easier across the construction site. During past few years, construction sector has reached the apex of technological advancements. With such cutting … Read more

Waffle Slab – Here’re some advantages and disadvantages

What is waffle slab?

A waffle slab also known as two-way joist slab is a slab made of reinforced concrete with its ribs running in two directions underside of the slab. Ribs are wide band beams that run between columns spanning the orthogonal direction. That’s the reason why waffle slab is also sometimes referred to as ribbed slab. The … Read more