4 Types of Cracks in Concrete Columns and their Causes

4 Types of Cracks in Concrete Columns and their Causes

Four types of cracks developed in reinforced concrete column are diagonal cracks, horizontal cracks, splitting cracks, corrosion cracks. The causes of cracks in columns can be incorrect design, faulty construction or overloading, corrosion of reinforcement, isolated settlement of foundations, creep ...

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Difference between Control Joint and Expansion Joint?

Difference between Control Joint and Expansion Joint?

Control Joint in Concrete Control joints in concrete are provided at regular interval to from a weak plane, so that cracks are formed at the joints but not in undesired places. Control joints are provided in concrete pavements, slabs, walls, floors, dams, ...

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Expansion Joint in Concrete – Types and Characteristics

Expansion Joint in Concrete – Types and Characteristics

Expansion joints are placed in concrete to prevent expansive cracks formed due to temperature change. Concrete undergoes expansion due to high temperature when in a confined boundary which leads to cracks. Expansion joints are provided in slabs, pavements, buildings, bridges, sidewalks, railway tracks, piping ...

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Low Heat Cement- Composition, Properties, Uses and Advantages

Low Heat Cement- Composition, Properties, Uses and Advantages

Low heat cement is a special tailored cement which generates low heat of hydration during setting. It is manufactured by modifying the chemical composition of normal Portland cement. In this article we discuss about the composition, properties, characteristics, uses and advantages ...

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Quick Setting Cement- Phenomenon and Uses.

Quick Setting Cement- Phenomenon and Uses.

It is one of the type of cements where the initially set in 5 mins and final set is achieved in 30 mins, which is used in the special conditions of construction like in running water. In this article we ...

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Laser Crack Measurement System for Pavements – Application and Advantages

Laser Crack Measurement System for Pavements – Application and Advantages

Laser crack measurement system is highly developed technological methods of inspecting pavements which has been used extensively around the world. Advantages and applications of laser crack measurement system for pavements are discussed. Laser Crack Measurement System for Pavements Following topics are discussed:What ...

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