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How to Protect Metal Roof Panels in Cold Climates?

How to Protect Metal Roof Panels in Cold Climates?

It’s a well-established fact that metal buildings are strong and durable and serve as an excellent option for cold and snowy climates. However, to ensure maximum advantage, roof maintenance and snow removal should be performed regularly. A number of ...

How to Prevent Honeycomb in Concrete Structures?

How to Prevent Honeycomb in Concrete Structures?

The prevention of honeycomb in concrete structures can save time and money, and help construct structurally sound concrete members. Therefore, undertaking preventive measures to avoid the occurrence of honeycomb is of utmost importance. The measures include proper compaction, use ...

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 ...