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GEOTEXTILES

Geotextile is defined as a permeable textile material used in contact with soil, rock, earth etc as an integral part of civil engineering project, structure or system It may be of natural materials such as jute,coir,cotton etc. Or of synthetic polymers such ...

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FACTORS AFFECTING DURABILITY OF CONCRETE

DURABILITY OF CONCRETEConcrete durability has been defined by the American Concrete Institute as its resistance to weathering action, chemical attack, abrasion and other degradation processes.Durability is the ability to ...

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COMPRESSIBILITY AND CONSOLIDATION OF SOILS

When a soil mass is subjected to a compressive force, its volume decreases. The property of the soil due to which a decrease in volume occurs under compressive force is known as the compressibility of soil. The compression of soil ...

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COMPACTION OF SOILS

Compaction means pressing of soil particles close to each other by mechanical methods. Air during compaction is expelled from the void space in the soil mass and therefore the mass density is increased. Compaction is done to improve the ...

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Water Tanks

A water tank is used to store water to tide over the daily requirements. In general, water tanks can be classified under three heads:(i) tanks resting on ground(ii) elevated tanks supported on ...

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PLASTERING CONCRETE

The application of lightweight plasters to Concrete walls or soffits should be regarded as a High risk operation due to the large number of failures that have occurred.The failure often takes the form of a ...

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