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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 ...

Backfilling Procedure in Basement

Proper backfilling of a basement is an important and essential step in the basement construction as it largely contributes to its structural stability. Moreover, properly compacted backfill provides support to the basement walls as well as acts as ...

Efflorescence on Concrete Floor and Removal Methods

Efflorescence is white powdery material formed on concrete floor surface when soluble salts migrate to the surface of concrete. It is produced due to low temperatures, moist conditions, condensation, rain, dew, and water added to the surface of ...

How to Pour New Concrete Over Old Concrete Surface?

New concrete is commonly poured over old concrete, which may have been damaged for any reason, for repairing purpose. However, this approach is not suitable option unless the existing concrete is in good shape structurally.

Topping Concrete – Work Procedure, Types and Advantages

Topping concrete is defined as a layer of high strength concrete placed on an old, worn out concrete surface to provide a dense, abrasion-resistant surface, to increase structural depth and strength of the base concrete.[caption id="attachment_26792" align="aligncenter" width="450"]