Post Tension Slabs – Detail – Components – Advantages – Cost – Applications

Post Tension Slabs

Post tension slabs or PT Slabs are concrete slabs in which high-strength steel tendons are placed that are subjected to tension after the slab concrete has been cast and dried. The post tensioning in slabs increase the load-bearing capacity of the structure and also help to counteract deflections. Post tension slabs are ideal to achieve … Read more

Cement Concrete Calculator – Online calculate cement sand and aggregate

Cement Concrete Calculators

Are you looking to determine how much cement, sand, and aggregate you require for a specific grade of concrete. This online calculator will help you accurately determine every component of concrete as per the selected mix design from the list. The calculator is pretty easy to use for estimating cement, sand, and aggregate in a … Read more

11 Different Types of Sand and their uses in Construction [PDF]

Types of Sand in Construction

With so many types of sands in the market, you can’t randomly pick one for your project. Depending on the color, size, and source; the sand can show different properties that are critical for your project. So, in order to get the best result, try to know your options and choose a type of sand … Read more

Fly Ash Bricks – Advantages – Disadvantages – Properties – Vs Red Bricks

Fly Ash Bricks

FAB is an acronym of fly ash brick that is a special type of brick better than ordinary clay bricks. Masons use it to get high quality masonry work in building construction. It is known as high technology manufactured bricks. We use it as the replacement of red clay brick especially for environmental protection purpose. … Read more

Rutting in Roads – Definition – Repair – Meaning – Causes

causes of rutting in flexible pavement

Rutting in flexible pavement is creation of a depression or a groove. It is typically shown as wheel path engraved on the road surface. The main cause of rutting failure is the deformation of the asphalt concrete under the loading from vehicles. In cold climate areas, rutting happens as snow studded tires travel in a … Read more

Glass Blocks for wall – Advantages – Disadvantages – Types & Size

Glass Block Types

Glass Block, also known as glass brick, is a building component made from glass. The appearance of glass blocks can vary in color, size, texture and shape. Glass blocks give visual appealing look after conceding light. The present-day glass block was developed from pre-existing prism lighting principles within the early 1900s to supply natural light in manufacturing plants. Nowadays glass blocks are utilized in walls, skylights/ Light Ventilators, and sidewalk. Glass blocks are created from two shape glass items, that are melded air-tight at tall temperature. Cooling results … Read more

Parapet Wall – Purpose – Designs – Types – Function – Size

Parapet Wall

A parapet wall is the outermost dwarf wall or heavy railing of a building or structure that is constructed at the edge or perimeter of a roof or balcony. It serves an aesthetic purpose by adding a unique look and act as a protective barrier to protect occupants from falling off roof. Its materials can … Read more

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

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

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

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