New Bendable Concrete That Is Stronger & More Durable

A new concrete has been developed to reduce the time needed for road works by more than half, report scientists. This innovation allows the creation of slim precast pavement slabs for quick installation, thus halving the time needed for road works and new pavements. It is also more sustainable, requiring less maintenance. image credit: ntu.edu […]

Concrete Mix Design for M40 Grade

Concrete Mix Design for M40 Grade Design a concrete mix for M 40 grade using fly ash with the following data: (a) Type of cement: OPC 43 grade (b) Type of mineral admixture: Fly ash conforming to IS: 3812 (Part-l) (c) Maximum nominal size of Aggregate: 20 mm (d) Minimum cement content: 320 kg/ m3 […]

Concrete Floor Heating

Concrete floor heating  Why floor heating? With traditional central heating, air heated by the radiators rises.The result is that the hottest part of the room is the ceiling and the coldest is the floor, where the heat is actually needed.This is both very inefficient and wasted but also uncomfortable to the body.Warm head and cold […]

Methods of Waterproofing concrete and Advantages

Methods of Waterproofing concrete and Advantages In general, it can be stated that if concrete is made dense and free from cracks, it is watertight. The dense concrete can be obtained by closely adhering the following essentials: Using a hight class Portland cement of guaranteed quality. Taking extreme care to adopt correct grading and proportioning […]

THREE TYPES OF CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS

T-Shaped   Slab-on-grade foundation   Frost Protected   There are many variations of concrete slabs depending on the purpose of the slab. Below are some useful links for understanding concrete foundations, along with the three types of concrete foundations. T-Shaped A traditional foundation method to support a structure in an area where the ground freezes. […]

Ultrasonic Testing of Concrete

Ultrasonic Pulse Velocity (UPV) is an effective non-destructive testing (NDT) method for quality control of concrete materials, and detecting damages in structural components. The UPV methods have traditionally been used for the quality control of materials, mostly homogeneous materials such as metals and welded connections. With the recent advancement in transducer technology, the test has […]

CONCRETE CLOTH-FABRICATING A SOLID FUTURE

CONCRETE CLOTH-FABRICATING A SOLID FUTURE Ever wondered if we could mould the concrete according to our wish without worrying about the mess? What if even after short circuit the structure won’t catch fire? How about the roads are built or patched in an hour without creating much hassle to the public? These scenarios are going […]

Foam Can Raise Thousands Of Pounds Of Concrete Easily

With advanced flow of technology construction techniques is improving day by day. And here you will find another burning example of it The technique is called mudjacking or slabjacking that is used to elevate and level concrete. This new foam technique has been developed by Foundation Works. Polylevel can raise thousands of pounds of concrete […]