Top 10 Construction Mistakes you should Avoid but are common

Construction Mistakes top 10

Mistakes are part and parcel of every kind of project whether it is related to construction sector or any other. However, a construction project involves minutiae of details that are often overlooked at certain levels resulting in common construction mistakes. Because of the subtle nature of technicalities that surround a project, sometimes intentionally, and more … Read more

Bond beam in masonry walls – Design – Size – Foundation – Pros & Cons

What is bond beam

When you’re working on a concrete masonry unit, there’re some unique concepts and one of them is bond beam. It is stiffening or a tying beam that goes along top of wall, floor and foundation connections. In masonry walls, there’re number of beams relevant like tie-beam, lintel beam, and bond beam. Well, the concept of … Read more

Asphalt concrete – Types – Mix Design – Price – PDF

Asphalt Concrete - What it is?

Asphalt concrete also known by the name of blacktop or flexible asphalt which is generally made by mixing different materials like coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, filler and the binding material. It is a stabilized granular soil that acts as a durable water and abrasion-resistant structure. It comprises of sand or well-graded aggregate mixed with 3 … Read more

Pros and Cons of Floating Building

Floating Building Pros and Cons

Buildings on water sound like the plot of an imaginative science fiction novel. But in reality, floating buildings  and floating architecture are becoming increasingly popular around the world. But still a lot of homeowners are looking to find pros and cons of floating buildings. There are many factors to consider when building floating buildings. But … Read more

5 Gutter Cleaning Hacks that actually works!

Gutter Cleaning Hacks that actually works

If you’re a handy person, gutter cleaning can be an easy weekend project. It is a good way to keep your home and garden looking good. There’s no doubt extension ladders do help if you have a single story home; but there’s always a better way to clear clogged gutters of leaves and other debris … Read more

9 Types of Concrete Cracks (With Pictures)- Tricks to Prevent – PDF

Types of concrete cracks

Apart from the normal shrinkage cracks in concrete due to hydration, there’re different types of concrete cracks that one must know. Some of these cracks are critical where others are hairline cracks that you don’t always have to repair. So, it is critical to understand the most common causes of cracking in concrete and how … Read more

Continuous Footing – Detail – Diagram – 3 types (DETAILED GUIDE)

Continuous Footing

Continuous footing is a type of shallow footing that supports long masonry, RCC wall, and two or more column in a row or line. It is same as strip footing for wall. We prefer it to support load-bearing walls. We can also use it when two or more columns are in row and close together. … Read more

5 Types of footing – Best footing – Images – Uses [PDF]

Types of footing

Selecting the type of footing is an important aspect during new and renovation construction. With array of types it is best to know your options. Building mainly consists of two components that include foundation or sub-structure and super structure. Foundation or sub-structure is the lowest part of structure which transmits load to a soil. While … Read more

CMU Wall – Detail – Construction – Sizes & 5 Types Shapes (in Detail)

CMU Wall

A CMU wall, also known as a concrete masonry unit wall, is built with rectangular concrete blocks laid as masonry. We also call this construction as CMU or concrete masonry units. Concrete blocks or bricks are joined together with mortar. Meaning CMU wall construction dates back to early 20th century, but it’s still popular today … Read more