Common problems of concreting and how to avoid them

For producing high quality concrete you should take control of problems which are commonly occurred during concreting. These problems mainly happen for improper mixing, placing and handling. Some problems also happen due to weather effect and other reasons. These problems have major impact on strength and duration of concrete First you should know about  the […]

Checklist for Pre-Concreting Excel Sheet

Concreting important part of work in construction field before concreting follow the steps given below: PRE CONCRETING 1 Check surface preparation 2 Check for Form work and stagging 3 Conduits/ Ducts opening/ Insert Plates provided? 4 Check for provision of vibrators? 5 Working condition of mixer/ vibrators checked and gaps between plates in mixer drum […]

Epoxy Injection

Epoxy injection is an repairing  cracks in concrete, slabs, columns and piers. The epoxy or polyurethane concrete crack repair materials is injected into the concrete crack through these ports. These ports have a wide base that gives a strong adhesion to the concrete. Next, spread concrete crack surface sealer over the face of the crack.It […]

11 Points to Check on Cement Bags Before Buy It

Cement is the most important construction material which has made modern construction possible. It is majorly used in the construction world. The strength and durability of the structure are mainly dependent on strength of cement. The cost of cement is also more than other construction materials (Coarse aggregates, fine aggregates etc.) and it also affects […]

How to Determine Quantities

Measuring a Pavement Job. To determine the amount of asphalt you will need for a paving job you first need to know the area to be paved. This may be simple if the area to be paved is square, rectangular or constant width of road. However, this is seldom the case since there may be […]

Formula (d^2/162) for calculation of per meter weight of rebar derived

To find : weight of steel per metre. Since the formula to be derived is d^2/162, assumed cross section is circular and the material is cylinder. Weight density of steel = 7850 kg/m^3. Rod Number Rod Size (in) Rod Weight (lb per linear foot) 2 0.250 = 1/4″ 0.17 3 0.375 = 3/8″ 0.38 4 […]

Foundation is a part of structure which interfaces the superstructure to the adjacent zone of soil or rock below it. The purpose of having a foundation is to transfer the superstructure loads to the underlying soil or rock without overstressing the soil or rock. Placing the footing at a sufficient depth that the soil […]

Is Recycled Plastic the Key to Building Better Roads and Bridges?

For most of us, when we think of road and bridge construction it’s usually when we are being delayed by a work zone or when we resign ourselves to driving through the smaller potholes to avoid being swallowed up by the bigger potholes. When we do think about road and bridge construction, the terms “new […]

The Do’s & Don’ts of Scaffold Safety in Construction

We all know that fall hazards are the leading cause of construction worker deaths, accounting for about 40% of all fatalities in construction each year. Of the 359 construction worker fatalities attributed to falls in 2014, about 16% were from scaffolds. OSHA estimates that about 65% of all construction workers perform some work on scaffolds […]