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TYPES OF WATERPROOFING METHODS IN CONSTRUCTION

There are some common types of waterproofing methods used in construction industry. Waterproofing in buildings / structures are generally required for:Basement of structure Walls Bathrooms and kitchen Balconies, decks Terrace or roofs Green roofs Water tanks Swimming poolsThe following waterproofing methods are commonly used in construction: 1. Cementitious ...

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REPAIR OF SMALL AND LARGE CRACKS IN CONCRETE

Repair of small, medium and large cracks in concrete and repair of crushed concrete is required to enhance the strength and durability of damaged concrete members. Repair of small and medium cracks in concrete: Small and medium cracks in reinforced concrete and ...

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POOR CONSTRUCTION METHODS AND WORKMANSHIP TO AVOID

Poor construction methods and workmanship is responsible for the failure of buildings and structure. The poor construction methods and workmanship is caused due to negligence and inadequate quality control at construction site. The effects of some of the poor construction ...

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CRACKS IN CONCRETE DUE TO MOISTURE CHANGE

Building materials such as concrete, mortar, bricks, wood etc are porous in nature and expand by absorbing moisture from atmosphere and shrink on drying. These changes in building materials are cyclic in nature and are caused during moisture changes. But building ...

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CAUSES FOR DEFECTS IN CONCRETE STRUCTURES

Causes of defects in concrete structures can be broadly categorized as: i) Structural deficiency resulting from errors in design, loading criteria, unexpected overloading, etc. ii) Structural deficiency due to construction defects. iii) Damage due to fire, floods, earthquakes, cyclones etc. iv) ...

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CONCRETE DAMAGES, DEFECTS AND PREVENTION

Concrete structure damages, defects and its prevention Concrete structures get damaged or defective during its lifetime. The causes for such damages or defects can be many such as poor quality control during construction, overloads on structure, natural calamities, environmental factors etc. ...

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CAUSES OF CONCRETE DAMAGE IN STRUCTURES

Multiple causes of concrete damage in structures should be suspected whenever damage or deterioration is discovered in concrete.  Concrete has the benefit of the use of various admixtures and advanced concrete materials technology.  Such concrete should not be damaged by many ...

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THERMAL CRACKING OF CONCRETE AND PREVENTION

Thermal Cracking of Concrete and Prevention Temperature difference within a concrete structure may be caused by portions of the structure losing heat of hydration at different rates or by the weather conditions cooling or heating one portion of the structure ...

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DESIGN AND DETAILING ERRORS IN CONSTRUCTION

Common design and detailing errors in construction arises due to either inadequate structural design or due to lack of attention to relatively minor design details. These types of design errors are discussed below: (1) Inadequate structural design Due to inadequate structural design ...

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