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8 Construction Tips for a Cool Summer

Back in the days of past, special attention was given to the construction designs like pergolas, overhangs, porches and large casements to catch the breeze, but today, these age-old practices are being overlooked with the arrival of cooling ...

4 Types of Cracks in Concrete Columns and their Causes

Four types of cracks developed in reinforced concrete column are diagonal cracks, horizontal cracks, splitting cracks, corrosion cracks. The causes of cracks in columns can be incorrect design, faulty construction or overloading, corrosion of reinforcement, isolated settlement of foundations, creep ...

Concrete Floor Slab Construction Process

Concrete floor slab construction process includes erection of formwork, placement of reinforcement, pouring, compacting and finishing concrete and lastly removal of formwork and curing of concrete slab. Concrete Floor Slab Construction ProcessAssemble and Erect Formwork Prepare and Place Reinforcement Pour, ...

Sandblasting Concrete Surface- Process and Advantages

Sandblasting is a method to texture the surface of hardened concrete on patio, walls, columns, driveways, floors to remove paint or expose aggregates. The extent of sand blasting ranges from light cleaning to a deep cutting operation that exposes aggregates ...

What is Slab, Beam, Column, and Footing Construction?

Clearly, buildings are composed of various structure elements such as slabs, beams, columns, and footings. Each of these structural members play certain role in a structure.This article presents various aspects of these structural members for instance their function, types of ...

14 Types of Columns in building Construction

There are several types of columns which are used in different parts of structures. Column is a vertical structural member that carry loads mainly in compression. It might transfer loadsĀ from a ceiling, floor slab, roof slab, or from a beam, ...

Retaining Wall Types, Materials, Economy, and Applications

What is a retaining wall? Retaining wall is a structure that are designed and constructed to withstand lateral pressure of soil or hold back soil materials. The lateral pressure could be also due to earth filling, liquid pressure, sand, and other ...