Difference between Segregation and Bleeding in Concrete

difference between segregation and bleeding

Segregation and bleeding are two of the most common flaws that significantly impact the concrete quality. But it is critical to understand the difference between segregation and bleeding. These two flaws result in a different set of symptoms. Do you know what is the difference between segregation and bleeding? Both impact the workability and strength … Read more

Load Bearing Structure – Types, advantages Vs Frame Structure

load bearing structure

A building that has structurally active elements or walls that take the load imposed vertically downwards to the footing is a load bearing structure. The load travels from the roof through the wall, floor, and to the footing. There’s no column or beam structure here. In residential construction, we prefer load-bearing buildings for up to … Read more

Parts of Stair – Components of a staircase – Diagram – Railing – Details – PDF

parts of a stair

A lot of people are confused or have difficulty in remembering different parts of stair. That’s quite normal as there are different components of a staircase; it is not simple to easily remember all. That’s where you can save the diagram I’ve shared in our today’s post or download the PDF that will help you … 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

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

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

Median in a road – Types of medians – Raised – Flushed – Depressed [PDF]

Types of Road Medians

A median in a road is an area that separates incoming traffic from traffic going in the same direction. Road median is commonly used where there are separate lanes traveling in opposite directions. So, the road median converts a “two-way” movement into a “one-way” movement.  It also acts as an area for cars to U-turn … 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

Rapid Sand Filters – Working – Components – Everything Explained

When it comes to treating water in developing countries we mainly rely on two types of filtering system. One is slow sand filters and the other is rapid sand filters. The later on is also termed as rapid sand gravity filters or in short form as RSF (rapid sand filter). It is a low-cost filter … Read more