Self Compacting Concrete

What Is Self-Compacting Concrete? Self-compacting concrete (SCC), also known as self-consolidating concrete, is a specialized type of concrete that has the ability to flow and compact under its own weight without the need for mechanical vibration or external energy. It is designed to easily fill formwork, flow around reinforcement, and achieve complete consolidation without segregation. […]

Stamped Concrete

What is Stamped Concrete? Stamped concrete, in the context of construction and decorative concrete work, refers to a specialized tool or mold used to create patterns, textures, and designs on the surface of freshly poured concrete. The process involves pressing or stamping the tool onto the concrete while it is still in a plastic or […]

Concrete Screed vs Topping Concrete: Which is the Right Choice?

Concrete Screed vs Topping Concrete: Which is the Right Choice? Concrete screed and topping concrete are essential elements in construction that play distinct roles in the creation of durable and functional floor surfaces. While both are applied over substrates to achieve specific purposes, they differ in composition and application methods.  In this article, we will […]

Concrete Curing

What is Curing of Concrete? Curing of concrete is the process of maintaining adequate moisture, temperature, and time for the hydration of cement in the concrete mix. Hydration is the chemical reaction that occurs when water is added to the cement, leading to the formation of chemical bonds and the hardening of the concrete. Proper […]

Concrete Joints Used in Construction

Concrete Joints Used in Construction In this article, we will delve into various types of concrete joints used in construction, each serving specific purposes in ensuring the stability, durability, and functionality of concrete structures. Concrete joints are deliberate separations or spaces created in the concrete to allow for natural movements, prevent uncontrolled cracking, and enhance […]

Method and Period of Formwork Removal

Method and Period of Formwork Removal In this article, we will discuss the method and period of formwork removal, which are crucial to ensuring the successful completion of concrete construction projects. Proper formwork removal is essential to maintaining the integrity of the structure, achieving the desired finish, and ensuring the safety of workers. Let’s delve […]

Plastering: Purpose and Types of Plaster Finishes

Plastering: Purpose and Types of Plaster Finishes Plastering is one of the most crucial activities in almost every building project. It improves a structure’s appearance while also protecting the interior and exterior surfaces. This article will take readers through the many types of plaster finishes that are used in construction. What is Plastering? Plastering is […]

Soil Cement: Types and Composition

SOIL CEMENT- TYPES , COMPOSITION, ADVANTAGES, AND DISADVANTAGES What is Soil Cement? Soil-cement is a construction material that is made by mixing soil, cement, and water together to create a hardened, compacted material suitable for use in various engineering and construction applications. It is commonly used for stabilizing and strengthening soil to create a durable […]

Demolition Techniques

In this article, we will explore various demolition techniques commonly used in the construction industry. Additionally, we will emphasize the importance of safety measures during demolition to protect the well-being of workers, the public, and the surrounding environment. Understanding these techniques and safety practices ensures that demolition projects are conducted efficiently, responsibly, and with minimal […]

Lightweight Concrete

What is Lightweight Concrete? Lightweight concrete is a type of concrete that has a reduced density compared to traditional concrete. It is specifically designed to have a lower unit weight while maintaining sufficient strength and durability. The reduction in weight is achieved by incorporating lightweight aggregates or by using foaming agents that introduce air or […]

Shotcrete

What is Shotcrete? Shotcrete is a method of applying concrete or mortar through a hose and nozzle at high velocity onto a surface. It is also known as sprayed concrete or gunite. The term “shotcrete” is derived from the process of “shooting” or spraying the concrete material. Shotcrete is commonly used in construction and civil […]

Concrete Spalling: Causes and How It Can Be Prevented

Concrete Spalling: Causes and How It Can Be Prevented Concrete spalling is one of the most serious issues affecting the durability of reinforced concrete constructions. It occurs for a variety of reasons, which we will explore in the last section of this article.   The spalling usually occurs in older buildings. Typically, it begins when […]

Factors Affecting Concrete Strength

FACTORS AFFECTING CONCRETE STRENGTH AND WORKABILITY The strength and workability of concrete are both critical factors that need to be considered in the making of concrete. The strength of concrete determines its ability to withstand various loads, while workability refers to the ease with which it can be placed, compacted, and finished. Both factors are […]

Causes of Cracks in Concrete

Causes of Cracks in Concrete and How to Prevent Cracks in Concrete? What Is Concrete Crack? Cracking lines on the concrete’s surface may be found along which it splits without breaking apart. These lines are known as concrete cracks. Causes of Cracks in Concrete Cracking is one of the most common problems in concrete and […]

Concrete Vibrator

A concrete vibrator is used to ensure that the concrete becomes compact while putting concrete i.e. the concrete is placed without the inclusion of air bubbles which can affect its strength and it is necessary in most cases because the fluidity of concrete is limited by the amount of water used in the mixture. What […]

Fiber Reinforced Concrete

What is Fiber Reinforced Concrete? Fiber-reinforced concrete is a type of concrete that consists of cement, aggregates, and a small amount of fibers. Fibers are used in concrete to reduce permeability, bleeding, and the formation of minor cracks. Additionally, fibers increase concrete’s tensile strength and impact resistance. The improvement of weakness is determined by several […]

Epoxy Flooring

EPOXY FLOORING: TYPES | ADVANTAGE AND DISADVANTAGES An epoxy floor is one that has an epoxy layer that is at least two millimetres thick. The depth of epoxy is what distinguishes epoxy flooring from epoxy coating. It is also referred to as “resinous flooring.” Epoxy flooring is extremely durable, long-lasting, and decorative for any surface. […]

Pervious Concrete

What Is Pervious Concrete? Pervious concrete is a type of concrete that consists of cement, coarse aggregates, water, and, if required, admixtures and other cementitious materials (such as silica fume, fly ash, and so on). In this type of concrete, fine aggregates are not typically used in the concrete matrix. As a result, the void […]

Foam Concrete

What is Foam Concrete? Foam concrete is a fantastic material for producing large quantities of relatively low-strength void-filling material; it can be easily pumped long distances and it will fill most cavities.  Since foam concrete is so fluid and flowing, it can “search” without needing to be leveled or compacted. In addition, foam concrete can […]