Difference between Marble and Ceramic Tiles

In order to know which floor type is better and sustainable you actually need to know the basics and difference between marble and ceramic tile flooring. The pros and cons of marble and ceramic tile flooring is actually dependent on its usage, location and structure types. Marble flooring although has…continue reading →

Radon Mitigation Techniques in a Building

In this  post I am going to discuss radon mitigation techniques in a building because it is a relatively new concern and the one in which techniques to deal with it are just emerging.What is radon?Radon is a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas found in soils and underground water.An element with…continue reading →

What is Asphalt Prime Coat?

The shear strength of the final asphalt product is affected by the quality of the asphalt prime coat applied. Asphalt Prime Coat is also termed as emulsified asphalt, water diluted asphalt and Cutback aliphatic spray. Recently I have got the chance of working on a highway project somewhere in a mountainous…continue reading →

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…continue reading →

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…continue reading →

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. The use of plum concrete is preferred if the required thickness of PCC is excessive or large.This is mainly done below the foundations…continue reading →

What is Raft Foundation?

Raft foundation are among the most common types of foundations used these days keeping in view the structural safety, requirements and the ground bearing capacity.  What is Raft Foundation? So you might also be the one that are told by their contractors or construction experts that your house is going to be…continue reading →

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…continue reading →

Demolition Process and Methods for Buildings and Structures

Demolition is the deliberate destruction of structures and materials by means of explosives, mechanical devices, fire, chemical agent, etc.What is Demolition?Demolition is a pre-planned and controlled bringing down or destroying of a building or structure while considering all the safety precautions.According to Wikipedia demolition can be defined as “dismantling,razing, destroying…continue reading →