Test of Bricks – 7+ Quality parameters for bricks at site

Are you looking to undertake a project involving bricks and are bit worried about quality of bricks. If yes, you must act swiftly and undertake test of bricks. Some of these quality control parameters are a simple DIY job. So, let’s see some of the common tests on bricks to avoid hefty loss on your … Read more

Concrete Retarders – Disadvantages – Types – Uses – Price

Concrete Retarders

Have you ever wondered how civil engineers use concrete retarders to compensate the accelerating effect of high temperature in mass concrete? Or why thy add sugar in concrete while pouring? The use of concrete retarders as admixture slows down the setting rate of concrete. Slow initial setting time allows site engineers to place concrete in … 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

Field Density Test (FDT) in Construction – Procedure – Requirement – FDD


Different types of field density test are being practiced in different parts of the world for evaluation of in-situ soil compaction and knowing the relative degree of compaction. FDT is an acronym of Field Density Test that is an in-situ Quality Control test carried out at site for knowing the increased density or compaction achieved … Read more

Water Bound Macadam Road – WBM – Base Course – Specification – Procedure

Water Bound Macadam Road

Water bound Macadam roads are made of large broken stones bound together with tar and gravel to create a smooth, hard surface that holds up to car and truck traffic and isn’t as bumpy as other types of road surfaces. Water bound macadam roads are made by laying down the stone bed and then covering … 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

What is slump of Concrete? Types – Factors effecting Slump

If you’re bit concerned about quality of freshly mixed concrete, you’d be dealing with terms like slump of concrete, consistency, fineness of cement, and compressive strength. Of all, slump of concrete is an important quality control parameter. The next time you step in as incharge of concrete pouring activity, you should know different types of … Read more

Curing of Concrete – Methods – Temperature – Stages – Importance

Curing of Concrete

You might have heard about concrete curing, a process of spraying water on freshly placed concrete. But probably have not  heard about other methods of curing of concrete like using water-soaked hessian cloth or ponding. But do you know why concrete needs curing? Why curing is so important for the longevity and durability of concrete? … Read more

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