Combined Footing – Definition And Its Types

When you combine footings, you reduce the cost and increase the stability of a building. Basically, when two or more footings are combined into one footing that is larger than any of the individual footings, it is called a combined footing. This technique can be used to provide structural support for buildings with difficult terrain … Read more

Staircases: Types, Requirements and Guidelines

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 pointing?What are its types and purpose?

Pointing is a term used to describe the process of applying finishing mortar onto walls, brickwork or masonry.It can also refer to the application of thin strips of plaster on wood panelling. The word “point” comes from the French word “poncer,” which means to scrape or sand off. This is an important part of any … Read more

What is Grouting and the Different Types of Grouts

Grouting is a construction process that creates an impermeable barrier between two surfaces. Grouts are typically made of cement, sand, and water.Grouts come in many different types including epoxy grout for waterproofing outdoor spaces or acrylic grout for high-traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms. Grouting is the key to any successful construction project because it … Read more

What is pre tensioning and post tensioning in pre stressed concrete

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

The Process of Jacketing for Beams and Columns

When you are considering how to increase the strength of existing structural members, jacketing is a technique that you should consider. Jacketing is a process that involves placing steel plates on both sides of the member to be strengthened and welding them together. This process can help strengthen your structure so it can withstand more … Read more

what is skirting in construction and what does it do?

Skirting is a type of exterior trim that’s installed around the foundation of your home. It protects the base from water damage and provides a clean finish to an otherwise unfinished area. Skirting can be made out of many materials, including brick, stone, or vinyl siding. It also helps keep moisture away from your foundation … Read more

All About 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