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The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home for Civil Engineers

The Constructor - Civil Engineering Home provides informational resources to Civil Engineers around the globe on various subjects such as construction management, Structural Engineering, Building Construction Tips, How to Guides for Civil Engineers etc.

How to Pour Concrete Foundation?

Pouring concrete foundation is a considerably important phase of foundation construction and plays a vital role in the success of a project. Proper planning, suitable equipment selection, and good placement practice shall be adopted for concrete pouring of ...

Construction of Concrete Chimney Crown

Chimney crown, also termed as chimney cap or chimney top plate is a cover provided on the top of chimney chase to prevent the entrance of rainwater into the chimney. Construction procedure of chimney crowns made of concrete ...

Differences Between Wet, Moist, and Damp Subgrade

Subgrade is considered to be the most significant component of the pavement structure. This is because of its function where it acts as a foundation for other pavement components that are constructed upon it and have to withstand ...

Concrete Slab Types – Construction, Cost, and Applications

A reinforced concrete slab is a crucial structural element and is used to provide flat surfaces(floors and ceilings) in buildings. On the basis of reinforcement provided, beam support, and the ratio of the spans, slabs are generally classified ...

Foundation Drain – Components, Working and Design

Foundation drain is an exterior drainage system installed on the outer face of the foundation wall and near the wall footing, covered with a layer of gravel, serving the purpose of draining out excess water seeping into the ...

How to Repair Stamped Concrete?

Stamped concrete is an innovative concrete widely applied for the floor in patios, car porch, driveways and sidewalks. It is extremely docile in nature and can be finished to resemble brick, slate, flagstone, tile, stone, wood and various ...