Bitumen Extraction Test – Binder Content – Apparatus & Procedures

Bitumen Extraction test, also referred to as binder content test, is used to determine the amount of bitumen that is actually used as binding content in asphaltic pavement or asphaltic concrete recently laid at site. The durability, compatibility and resistance from defects like rutting, bleeding, raveling and ageing of  flexible asphaltic roads is highly dependent … Read more

Mastic Asphalt Flooring (Preparation, Construction Process)

Mastic Asphalt Flooring

The floor of your building or house is out of level, there is no insulation, its dampness and cold surface is freaking your mind out and you are searching for alternate solutions like mastic asphalt flooring. First of all you must appreciate yourself for opting mastic asphalt flooring because in just of its one layer, … Read more

Physical Classification of Rocks [With EXAMPLES]

Physical Classification of Rocks

So you are actually looking for details on physical classification of rocks and are unable to find some resourceful and in-depth guide. Don’t worry here I am with another useful guide exploring different types of rocks based on its physical appearances and its classification based on how it looks. There are actually three common classifications … Read more

Hempcrete Blocks – light weight REPLACEMENT of Concrete

Hempcrete Blocks an innovative replacement of Concrete

Hempcrete Blocks are basically made with the help of two ingredients i.e. lime as binding agent or binder mixed with the core of hemp plant. After decades of modernization, advancement and innovation in science and particularly in construction engineering, the humans have realized that they had moved far away from nature resulting in so many … Read more

Pile Driving Analysis Test (PDA Pile Testing)[With PICTURES]

PDA Pile Testing

High Strain Dynamic Pile Testing or PDA Pile Testing is an alternate pile testing technique which takes less time for test preparation and conducting, compared to the conventional static pile load test. This test method is used to obtain the force and velocity through measured strain and acceleration induced in a pile during the impact … Read more

Soundness Test of Cement by Le-Chatelier Apparatus (BONUS TIPS)

Apparatus for Soundness of Cement by Le-Chatelier

Soundness test of cement by Le-Chatelier apparatus is very easy but very important test along with many other quality tests on cement. Before going to the exact details, procedure and calculations of soundness test of cement by Le-Chatelier apparatus, let’s first discuss about the overview of soundness. A sound cement doesn’t undergo volumetric changes i.e. … Read more

Different Shape Bricks (13 Shape Types I bet unknown to You)

Different Shape Bricks

You have to select from different shape bricks while constructing any building. The selection of the type of bricks is a tricky step so we are here to help you. Beside many other benefits that are derived from the uses of bricks, one of the primary reasons for the popularity of bricks among architects, designers … Read more

Use of Bentonite Slurry in Pile Foundation

use of bentonite slurry in pile foundation

The uses of Bentonite Slurry in Pile Foundation and diaphragm walling wherein the bentonite is defined as excavation supporting slurry, lining tube or drilling mud are very similar and are considered one and the same. Due to the application of Bentonite slurry in construction it is sometimes referred as retainer, sealant and stay-insular. The essential … Read more

Properties of Hardened Concrete

The word hardened concrete means the concrete which has been initially set and is not fresh like a workable and plastic concrete. So we can say that the word hardened concrete specifies its stage of “plasticity” which is gone and now the concrete is in hardened form after setting. [su_note]Workability and related properties of fresh concrete are … Read more

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