Staircases: Types, Requirements and Guidelines

Staircases

Staircases are often the first thing people see when they enter a building. Stairs can be used to connect one floor to another, or provide access to levels that are not on the same level. Stairs should always meet certain requirements and follow guidelines before installation. Staircases types can range from spiral staircases for tight … Read more

What is pre tensioning and post tensioning in pre stressed concrete

Post tension

Pre-Tensioning in Prestressed Concrete The Pre-stressed Concrete Institute (PCI) defines Pre-Stressing as “the application of a force to the reinforcing steel in concrete, so that it is loaded and unloaded periodically, to develop tensile stresses in the steel. The periodic loading produces compressive stresses which resist cracking.” Pre-tensioning is done by pulling or tightening cables … Read more

All About Slump Cone Test

pattern of slump cone test

Slump Cone Test | Workability Test Concrete slump cone test Slump Cone Test is the most commonly used method of measuring the consistency of concrete work where the nominal maximum size of the aggregate does not exceed 38 millimeters. This method can be employed either in the laboratory or at the site. Apparatus is required … Read more

Plinth Beams | How Plinth Beams Differ From Tie Beams

Plinth Beam

Plinth beams are horizontal structural elements or beam elements that are constructed between the wall and the foundation as shown in the figure. The plinth beams distributes the load coming from the walls constructed above evenly to the below foundation elements.plinth beams are generally constructed connecting the columns of the building similar to a tie … Read more

How To Remove Paint From Concrete

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Hi guys today i’m gonna show you how to easily remove paint and other things from your concrete.I feel super excited about this because my kids come out and absolutely destroy my backyard but now I have an easy way to clean that okay you guys I was just able to remove the sidewalk tattoos … Read more

Concrete Driveway Repair Guide

if you have a Concrete driveway on your property,odds are you’re gonna have to repair it at some point.Concrete is a durable,versatile material but there’s many factors that can lead to a damaged driveway can crack into pieces and push them out of alignment. Cold temperatures and ice can lead to damage and normal wear … Read more