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POST-CONCRETE INSPECTION AND TESTING

INSPECTION AND TESTING OF STRUCTURES Post concrete inspection of concrete is essential to check for any damage or defects that may require repair. Immediately after stripping the form work all concrete members casted are carefully inspected and any defective work ...

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TIPS FOR CORE EXTRACTION & TESTING OF CONCRETE

Core extraction and testing of concrete covers obtaining, preparing, and testing cores drilled from concrete for compressive strength test of casted concrete structures. Reference Standard codes:ASTM code C 42 IS 516 IS 1199General Tips of Core Extraction:Concrete strength is ...

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HOW TO CONTROL WASTAGE OF CONCRETE AT SITE?

How to control wastage of concrete at site? While estimating quantity of concrete for particular structural work, we normally consider 3-5% as wastage. But wastage of concrete more than that can increase the cost of project and may impact project progress. ...

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MECHANISM OF HIGH PERFORMANCE CONCRETE

High strength and low permeability mechanism are logical development of presence of silica fume and superplasticisers in concrete the dual requirements of high strength and low permeability are linked to each other through the need to reduce the volume of ...

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WATERPROOFING OF FLOOR SLABS IN TOILET

Cement Based Waterproofing for Floor Slabs in Toilet Cement based waterproofing for floor slabs in toilet is provided to stop ingress of flushing water / floor wash. Following are the steps of waterproofing of floor slabs: 1. Clean the surface of ...

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Properties of Lightweight Concrete for Construction Works

Properties of Lightweight Concrete The most significant property of lightweight concrete is reduced weight at no sacrifice in strength. Structural lightweight concrete available today are rotary kiln expanded shale, clay or slate (roughly 80% of structural use) and sintered expanded shale or ...

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