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Parts of a house exterior: A tour of outside of your house

Confused about different parts of a house exterior or what makes the outside of a house? While renovating your house’s exterior, it is pretty important to understand and know different parts of a house exterior, i.e., you’ll only be able to renovate the exterior when you know what part to replace and what needs repair.Let’s now see different house parts names exterior:Table of…
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What is Waffle Slab?

So I am glad that you have asked me “what a waffle slab system is?” – You have asked this question because waffle slab is not that common throughout the world. Its not like a flat slab which is here and there i.e. everywhere – and 90% chance is that the slab…
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What is Polymer Concrete?

If in 2018 you are not familiar with this highly durable and beneficial construction material than you must read each an every word of this article about Polymer Concrete. Because I\’ll be going through all the aspects of Polymer Concrete including its definition, how it is produced / made, how it is used, what are its benefits and what are its applications in the industry.  What…
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What is Plum Concrete?

The word plum means large stones which are termed as boulders or coarse aggregates if technically speaking. The plum concrete is actually an economical variation of mass concrete. It is one of the many different types of concrete. The use of plum concrete is preferred if the…
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What is Frost Wall? Purpose & Types

Building houses and structures in extreme climates is always a challenge, the temperature depending characteristics of building materials is the sole reason for such a trial. Concrete pouring in hot expands too much and in cold climate contracts too much thereby producing such internal stresses that if not properly taken under-consideration would produce extreme internal strains that might be…
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What is a Surge Chamber in a Hydropower Project?

In a hydroelectric plant, the flow of water to a turbine must be decreased rapidly whenever there is a sudden drop in load.  This results in high water-hammer pressures and may need a very strong and hence expensive pipe. Surge chambers are used to handle this situation. Typical Definition for a surge chamber can be :- A surge chamber is a vertical standpipe connected to the pipeline (Figure).
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Why bricks are soaked in water before lying in Brickwork?

Reason to soak the bricks in water can be understood by first having to study the behavior of the materials involved in brick masonry. The Basic materials involved in Brick Masonry are:- 1) Clay Bricks / Tiles2) Cement-Sand Mortar Brick is actually termed as any building material which is rectangular in shape; however usually the word clay is used for a construction material unit used to render a…
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Difference Between Shear Wall and Column

Yesterday on our one social networking platform a student from India asked us a question “What is the difference between a Shear Wall and a Column”. Although the two structures are way too different from one another and one can’t expect to have confusion between these…
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What is an Arch Dam? Types, Advantages and Theory

Water retaining and head-works are imperative infrastructures for any country, providing endurance in terms of hydroelectric energy, water for drinking and irrigation purpose. In addition to this they put in a major boost to the aesthetics of that locality. Arch Dams an economical yet complex structureThe long-term survival as well as development of any area is directly linked with…
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