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...

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...

PLASTIC SHRINKAGE CRACKS & ITS PREVENTION IN CONCRETE

Plastic Shrinkage Cracks and Its Prevention in Concrete Cracking caused by plastic shrinkage in concrete occurs most commonly on the exposed surfaces of...

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...


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....

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...

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...

CAUSES OF CONCRETE DAMAGE IN STRUCTURES

Damage to structural concrete can be due to the use of excessive water, poor cement, poor construction practices, improper mixture proportioning, dirty or low quality aggregate, and inadequate curing.

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...

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...