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Concrete Repair by Dry Pack Mortar Method

Dry pack mortar is used to repair the concrete surfaces which contains cracks or holes of depth larger than or equal to the least dimension of the repair area. The holes generally found on concrete surfaces are cone ...

Defects in Concrete Structures – Types Causes, Prevention

Different types of defects in concrete structures can be cracking, crazing, blistering, delamination, dusting, curling, efflorescence, scaling and spalling. These defects can be due to various reasons or causes. Causes for Defects in Concrete Structures Causes of defects in concrete structures can ...

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 ...

Control Joint vs. Expansion Joint Difference

Control Joint in ConcreteControl 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...