Pouring & finishing concrete slabs

Concrete is one of the most economical, versatile and durable building materials available. Build a sidewalk, patio, or floor with QUIKRETE concrete mixes no matter your skill level. Project Instructions When working with cement-based products, always wear eye protection and waterproof gloves. Step 1 Prior to placing concrete forms: Construct the form with 2×4 or […]

Poured Foundation Wall and Insulated Slab

Step by Step Tutorial: This video will show you the different types of foundations that are commonly used in residential and commercial construction. some of these foundations are: Slab on Grade: The most typical type of foundation, consist on a footing that surrounds the perimeter of the structure and is covered by a slab set […]

Concrete Non-Destructive Testing – Schmidt’s Hammer

The Schmidt Hammer, also known as a Swiss Hammer or Sclerometer, is a portable measuring instrument for testing the elastic properties or force of concrete or stone, especially surface hardness and resistance to penetration. It was invented by the Swiss engineer Ernst O. Schmidt in the early 1950s and introduced to the market by Proceq. […]

Tokyo’s Incredible Underground Flood Defence Systems

The Metropolitan Area Outer Underground Discharge Channel (首都圏外郭放水路 shutoken gaikaku hōsuiro?), is an underground water infrastructure project in Kasukabe, Saitama, Japan. It is the world’s largest underground flood water diversion facility, built to mitigate overflowing of the city’s major waterways and rivers during rain and typhoon seasons. It is located between Showa in Tokyo and Kasukabe […]

Automated car parking system China vs Germany

Parking is a task that drivers must perform every day, and unfortunately it can come with many risks. Chew on these parking lot stats, for example: The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found that 20 percent of vehicle accidents and more than half of all back-over injuries occur in parking lots. If that wasn’t enough […]