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How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

How to Make Chamfered Edge in Concrete

A chamfer edge on a concrete is a sloped or angled corner made for improving the aesthetical appearance, safety and easy removal of formwork of concrete. The formation of a ...

Efflorescence on Concrete – Causes, Prevention and Removal

Efflorescence on Concrete – Causes, Prevention and Removal

Efflorescence in concrete is a whitish coloured powdered deposition of salts on the concrete surface that is formed due to evaporation of water from the concrete. It is caused when water soluble salts are present in the concrete material, which ...

Lime Soil Stabilization Method and Factors Affecting it

Lime Soil Stabilization Method and Factors Affecting it

Lime-Soil stabilization is the process of adding lime to the soil to improve its properties like density, bearing capacity etc. Various factors affecting lime-soil stabilization are soil type, lime type, lime content used, compaction, curing period and additives which are ...

Viscosity Modifying Admixtures (VMAs) in Concrete

Viscosity Modifying Admixtures (VMAs) in Concrete

Viscosity Modifying admixtures or VMAs are the admixtures used to change the properties such as viscosity, workability, cohesiveness etc. of fresh concrete. Function of VMA and Applications in different types of concretes are discussed below. Function of Viscosity Modifying Admixture (VMA) ...

Concrete Laitance- Causes, Removal, vs Efflorescence

Concrete Laitance- Causes, Removal, vs Efflorescence

Concrete laitance is a layer of weak and nondurable cement and fine particles originated from aggregate. These materials are moved upward due to movement of moisture (bleeding) through concrete because of the presence of too much mixing water. The quantity of ...

Dry Pack Mortar- Applications and Advantages

Dry Pack Mortar- Applications and Advantages

Dry pack mortar, which is also called deck mud or floor mud, is a mixture of sand, cement, and water. It is used to repair small spots, creating thick bed mortar for tile and brick placement, and bed shower installation.The ...