Fineness of Cement by Blaine’s Air Permeability test

Blaine's Air Permeability Test

Air permeability test or Blaine’s air permeability method is one of the most accurate methods of finding the fineness of the cement. In this method, we determine fineness of the cement with the help of an apparatus patented by LEA and NURSE, it is done by the NURSE and BLAINE’S method as, apparatus consists of … Read more

Difference between Cement and Concrete or Mortar

Difference between Cement and Concrete

As there’s a big difference between cement and concrete, you’re at times confused what to use. You want to fix an old stone wall or maybe a brick sidewalk, it’s easy right! Just go down to the Home Center pick up a bag of cement or is it concrete no wait maybe mortar. Well, many … Read more

What is Pakkawood? Composition – Products – Properties [2021 updated]

What is Pakkawood?

So, you’re in the market searching for a knife and you hear the term Pakkawood and now you’re wondering what is actually a pakkawood? Well, experts use the term “pakka wood” to refer a hard wooden laminate material. It is resistant to heat and is thus ideal to make cutlery and cooking utensils. But how … Read more

Breast Wall – Definition – Advantages – Application – Design – Retaining Wall

Breat wall

Breast Walls are constructed to protect freshly cut slope on a steep hillside embankment from rolling down the hill due to adverse weather conditions, such as land erosion and sliding. In hilly areas, the hillside gradients and slicing slopes can affect the road’s sturdiness. During rainfall you can’t travel in hilly areas that have small slips … Read more

SPC Vinyl Flooring – Difference with WPC flooring- Advantages – Cost

SPC Vinyl Flooring

SPC is acronym of Stone Plastic Composite or Stone polymer composite that is a rigid core luxury vinyl flooring type. Because of its plethora of benefits, it has just taken the flooring industry by surprise. However, you’ve just arrived with a lot of questions in mind like what is SPC Vinyl flooring, why it’s the … Read more

Does heat kill mold in house? Get rid of the mold with heat

does heat kill mold

So, you’re wondering does heat kill mold? Is your bathroom or kitchen prone to black mold growing? Are you suffering from allergies or asthma? If yes! You’re not alone. What is mold? Well, it’s a very common and horrible problem that many people have been fighting. It looks just like black cotton, with tiny little … Read more

What is Prestressed Concrete? – Pre tension – Post Tension – Applications

What is pre-stressed Concrete

Prestressed concrete is the most extensively used form of structural concrete beside conventional reinforced concrete. In process of prestressing, we enhance the tensile strength of the structural element like a slab or beam. We introduce tensions steel wires or cables that induce compression in the concrete. We do this process before applying the external load … Read more

Fiber-Reinforced Concrete – Advantages – Types – Properties

What is fiber reinforced concrete

Fiber-reinforced concrete also referred to as FRC is a type of concrete that contains fibrous material to improve structural strength. It is made up of short distinct fibers that are evenly dispersed and orientated randomly. The fibers we use in concrete are small distinct piece of reinforcing material that possesses certain characteristic properties. In general, … Read more

Rapid Hardening Cement – Properties – Benefits – Uses

Rapid Hardening Cement

Rapid hardening cement is a particular type of cement that is used in exceptional cases of concrete pouring. As the name implies, rapid hardening cement needs the shortest time to set up and consolidate. It achieves higher strength on lesser days.  With such, it can attain seven days strength in only three days. You can … Read more

Difference between compaction and consolidation

Difference between compaction and consolidation

So, you’re confused about difference between compaction and consolidation. Well, civil Engineers deal with these processes in geotechnical engineering and soil mechanics. Both consolidation and compaction is a way to reduce the volume of the soil but are quite different in some ways. Though both processes tend to improve the engineering properties of soil but … Read more