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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 Prevent Plaster Defects During the Construction Stage?

How to Prevent Plaster Defects During the Construction Stage?

Plaster defects can be easily avoided in the construction stage if the necessary precautions are taken at the right time. The preventive measures range from proper preparation and cleaning of the wall surface to selecting suitable materials and following ...

How to Reduce the Possibility of Crack Development in Concrete?

How to Reduce the Possibility of Crack Development in Concrete?

The possibility of crack development in different structural concrete elements can be reduced by adopting various design and construction measures. These methods can help reduce or eliminate the causes responsible for the formation of cracks. Common types of cracks ...

How to Repair Honeycomb in Concrete Structures?

How to Repair Honeycomb in Concrete Structures?

Honeycomb is a rough and stony concrete appearance with air spaces between aggregates. It may occur due to improper concrete workability and concrete pouring practice, excessive water in the concrete mix, inadequate formwork rigidity and waterproofing, etc. It is ...

How to Repair Leaky Joints in Brick Masonry Walls? [PDF]

How to Repair Leaky Joints in Brick Masonry Walls? [PDF]

Leakage of water through joints of brick masonry walls can be repaired by grouting or repointing the joints. The wind often drives water through joints or adjacent structural elements such as floors or staircases leaning toward the wall and ...

How to Reduce Shrinkage of Concrete at Construction Site? [PDF]

How to Reduce Shrinkage of Concrete at Construction Site? [PDF]

Concrete shrinkage, along with structural restraints, leads to crack development in restraint structural members. The structural restrictions are commonly due to the other parts of the structure. Concrete observes cracks when the stresses imposed upon the structure surpasses the ...