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Dressing of Stones with Different Finishes for Masonry Works

What is Dressing of Stones? Stones obtained from quarrying does not contain required shapes and sizes. So, they are cut into required sizes and shapes with suitable surfaces. This process is called dressing of stones. It is preferable that the ...

Asphalt, Bitumen and Tar – Types, Difference and Comparison

Difference between Asphalt, bitumen and tar, their types and comparisons of their properties is discussed. Asphalt, bitumen and tar have similar properties generally used for pavements Construction.  What is Asphalt? The asphalt is a mixture which consists alumina, lime, silica ...

Uncased Cast-in-Situ Concrete Piles – Types and Uses

Uncased cast in situ piles are used where the ground does not disturb the pile hole with soil or water falling in it. They are cheaper than the cased piles but not as much as efficient than cased piles. Skilled workers ...

Different Types of Paints and their Applications in Construction

Paints are mixture of pigments and binders generally available in liquid state. Different types of paints and their applications in construction is discussed. Paints form a solid film when applied on a surface. This film protects the surface from many dangers ...

Factors Affecting Durability of Lightweight Concrete and its Remedies

Lightweight concrete has many applications and hence its significant to know its durability properties and resistance in different environmental conditions. That is why the durability of lightweight concrete is discussed in the following sections. Lightweight concrete according to American code is ...