Important Questions and Answers on Building Repair Part-5

What are the Important Factors to be Considered in Building Repairs? More than technical consideration there are some factors like honesty, trust, and faith that are the most important. The Consultant, the Contractor, and the person in charge must be honest. The occupants must have trust in them as well…

Important Questions and Answers on Building Repair Part-3

What Steps or Procedures are to be Followed in Concrete/Masonry Repairs? The defective (cracked) portion of the concrete or plaster has to be removed taking care that good concrete or plaster is not unnecessarily damaged or chipped off along with the defective portion. During the repairs, structural load carrying members,…

What are Different Tests for Concrete Quality Check?

Different Quality tests on concrete are performed as a part of quality control of the concrete structures. Concrete quality tests such as slump tests, compressive strength tests, permeability tests, etc. are used to assure the concrete quality that is supplied for a given specification. All these different tests on quality…

Quality Control of Concrete Works

The reason for having quality control (QC) is to assure that the requirements and intent of the project, plans, specifications are completely accomplished. National development and progress depend to a large extent on essential infrastructures, such as housing, power, industry, roads, communication system, bridges, airports, seaports, etc. these infrastructural developments…

Tiling on Floors and Walls – Procedure of Fixing Tiles

Floors are horizontal elements of a building structure that divide the building into different levels for the purpose of creating more accommodation within the restricted space, one above the other, and also provide support for the occupants, furniture, and equipment of a building. Selection of Floor Finish In residential or…

Benefits and Detrimental Effects of Fly Ash in Concrete

What are the benefits and constraints of fly ash in concrete? Key benefits Reduced water demand Increased workability Improve permeability Improve durability Low heat of hydration Constraints Reduced early strength Longer curing The major beneficial effect of fly ash in concrete is based on its physical properties. Filler effect Fly…

What is Fly Ash? Physical and Chemical Properties of Fly Ash

What is Fly Ash? Fly ash, a byproduct from coal-based thermal power plants, is abundantly available in India. Estimates show that more than 100 million tons of fly ash are produced annually from around 83 major coal-based power stations. A small fraction of this is fruitfully utilized. Fly ash is…

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