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9 Types of Defects Observed in Plastering

Different types of defects occur in plastering work such as blistering, cracks, efflorescence, flaking, peeling, popping, softness and uneven surfaces. These defects in plastering need to be repaired as soon as they are observed. Types ...

11 Properties of Ceramic Tile Flooring for use in Buildings

Ceramic tiles are commonly used flooring material for all types of buildings such as residential, commercial or public buildings. Ceramic tiles come with a lot of benefits that make it a widely used flooring material for different buildings. ...

Points to Remember for Mortar in Brickwork Construction

Various grades of mortar such as M1, M2 etc. are used in brickwork construction. Lime mortar and cement mortar are two types of mortar generally used for brickwork. The properties, strength and uses of these mortars under various circumstances should be ...

Common Quality Lapses in Brick Masonry Construction

Various types of defects occur in brickwork due to the adoption of low-quality materials or due to poor workmanship. These defects should be repaired and blended with the structure as soon as possible. Following are ...

Segregation of Concrete – Causes and Prevention

Segregation of concrete is the separation of cement paste and aggregates of concrete from each other during handling and placement. Segregation also occurs due to over-vibration or compaction of concrete, in which cement paste comes to the top ...

Procedure of Brickwork in Masonry Construction

'Standard specification and work procedure for brickwork in masonry construction' provides guidelines about quality of bricks, mortar, soaking of bricks, laying of bricks, curing, scaffolding etc. The construction of brickwork in substructure and superstructure requires quality control on ...

Work Procedure for Cement Concrete Works For Mixes 1:2:4, 1:1.5:3

Detailed Specifications for Cement Concrete provides a step by step description and specifications for various phases of concrete production and application such as materials, mix proportions, mixing of content, workability, formwork, laying and curing. This specification helps as ...