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How to Make Construction Entrances/Exits?

How to Make Construction Entrances/Exits?

Construction entrances and exits are temporary stone-stabilized areas located at the points of ingress and egress of the vehicles. The purpose of construction entrances/exits is to provide a stable pathway to keep the mud and sediment off the public ...

How to Choose the Right Mortar as per ASTM?

How to Choose the Right Mortar as per ASTM?

The selection of mortar influences the quality of the construction process and the final masonry product. A better understanding of materials used in masonry construction, the process, and the final product is essential for choosing the right mortar. This ...

How to Deal With a Wet Basement?

How to Deal With a Wet Basement?

Wet basements are not only uncomfortable for the occupants but also pose a great risk to the property. This condition is observed in old as well as new residential buildings and cannot be fixed immediately. The groundwater present in ...

How to Test the Temperature of Fresh Concrete as per ASTM?

How to Test the Temperature of Fresh Concrete as per ASTM?

The temperature of fresh concrete can be determined as per ASTM C1064 to ensure the concrete’s conformity with standard temperature specifications. The method employs a calibrated thermometer to test the concrete temperature. The temperature of the concrete affects the ...

Standard Specifications of Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks

Standard Specifications of Hollow and Solid Concrete Blocks

In recent times, we have seen a drastic transition from brick masonry to concrete block masonry due to its numerous advantages such as fire resistance, good acoustic performance, cost-efficiency, and strength. In this article, we’ll discuss the standard specifications ...

How to Install Corrugated Asbestos Cement Roofing Sheets?

How to Install Corrugated Asbestos Cement Roofing Sheets?

Asbestos cement sheets are popularly used as a low-cost roofing material. The improved properties attained by the addition of asbestos in cement make it suitable to be used for insulation, fireproofing, roofing, and flooring jobs. In this article, we’ll ...

What are the Best Air Sealing Strategies for a Building?

What are the Best Air Sealing Strategies for a Building?

Air sealing is the systematic process of finding and sealing air-leakage points to reduce the amount of air that leaks in and out of the building. The technique is generally incorporated in the construction of buildings in countries like ...

How to Correctly Handle and Store Reinforcing Bars?

How to Correctly Handle and  Store Reinforcing Bars?

Construction projects usually involve the utilization of different classes and grades of steel reinforcement. Each type must be handled and stored separately to prevent distortion and deterioration due to corrosion.  The various types of steel reinforcement used in construction ...