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Category : Building Tips

Tips on Building construction to civil engineers. This section consists of practical guide and other relevant information on building materials and construction which every civil engineers should know.

How to Stop Moisture in Concrete Floor?

Commonly, concrete floors are vulnerable to moisture and suffer from different detrimental influence of moisture such as lifting tile off the floor, rotting hardwood, damping carpet, coating delamination and many more.These problems are not only disrupting functions ...

How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

A chamfer edge on a concrete is a sloped or angled corner made for improving the aesthetical appearance, safety and easy removal of formwork of concrete. The formation ...

Refractory Mortar – Types and Construction Practice

Refractory mortar is a specially engineered mixture of sand, calcium aluminate, cement, and fireclay. It is used to lay firebrick in places that are exposed to extremely high temperature. The refractory mortar is utilized only to build fire places and ...

How to make Salt Finish Concrete Surface

Salt finish concrete surface is obtained by inserting course grain salt particles on the wet concrete surface and washing it off after the concrete is hardened. This procedure gives a rough subtle texture and skid resistance to plain or coloured concrete.[caption ...

Sequence of Work in Building Construction

The sequence of work to be followed in the construction of a building is the at most important procedures of construction. The major sequences of construction are marking, excavation, concreting, brick masonry, roof laying, flooring and finishing.In this article we ...

Work Procedure of Plastering on Masonry Surfaces

Plaster is a thin layer of mortar applied over the masonry surface and it acts as a damp-proof coat over the brick masonry work. Plastering also provides a finished surface over the masonry that is firm and smooth hence it ...

Sandblasting Concrete Surface- Process and Advantages

Sandblasting is a method to texture the surface of hardened concrete on patio, walls, columns, driveways, floors to remove paint or expose aggregates. The extent of sand blasting ranges from light cleaning to a deep cutting operation that exposes aggregates ...