All about Flexible Concrete or Bendable Concrete | Engineered Cementitious Composite(ECC)

Flexible concrete specimen made by Professor Victor Li

Engineered Cementitious Composite This article will enlighten a unique construction material i.e. the flexible concrete also known as bendable concrete. This material can bring the revolution because of its some special quality such as flexibility, self-healing, lighter weight, etc. In some countries such as Japan, Korea, U.S.A, etc the flexible concrete is used in many … Read more

Weep Hole in Civil Engineering Structures | Retaining walls | Working

Weep Hole System

Function of Weep Hole Weep Holes are provided in earth retaining structures like retaining walls, underpasses, wing walls and other below ground drainage structures. From engineering point of view, Weep Hole is provided in these structures to relieve hydrostatic pressure or water pressure on the walls.  Reducing the water pressure on the walls will reduce … Read more

Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) | Advantages & Applications of Preengineered Buildings

Typical Pre-engineered Building

Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEB) Pre-engineered buildings are buildings that are built in factories and are made of steel that are shipped to site and bolted together. PEB (Pre-engineered Building) revolution the construction market using built up sections in place of conventional hot rolled sections. A large column free area is the utmost requirement for any type … Read more

Vibro-Compaction or Vibro-Flotation for Ground Improvement | Principle | Images

Vibro-compaction in action

Introduction Vibro-compaction also known as vibro-flotation is a technique in which the density of granular soils are increased by the insertion of a heavy vibrating poker to desired depth. This vibrating poker is also known as depth vibrator or a vibroflot or simply flot. It is one of the most common ground improvement technique using … Read more

Waterstops or Waterbar for Waterproofing | Application | Waterstop Types | Principle

waterstop-colors

Waterstops or Waterbar Waterstops or waterbars are flexible tape like elements of a concrete structure that prevent the passage of water through concrete joints. Concrete joints are most liable to seepage. They are designed as fluid tight diaphragm embedded in or running along the joints. The join is as watertight as the waterbar that join … Read more

Basement Waterproofing Techniques | Procedure | Internal and External

Basement Waterproofing

Basement Waterproofing Techniques Basement waterproofing and preventing ingress of water into basement is one the major challenging task in constructing basements. It is often considered considered as an expert procedure and is performed by skilled personals from the product suppliers for efficient waterproofing. Originally, weeping tiles are installed at the bottom sides of the footing. … Read more

Waterproofing using Membranes | Types of Waterproofing Membranes

waterproofing using membrane sheets

Waterproofing Membranes Waterproofing Membranes. A water-proof membrane is a thin layer of water tight material that is laid over the surface. Stagnated water is likely to seep into the structural slab overtime. In flat roofed terrace, the membrane is laid over a filler material that is sloped to ensure that water is drained away by … Read more

Polyurethane Waterproofing Treatment | Advantages | Procedure

polyurethane floor treatment

Polyurethane Waterproofing Treatment Polyurethane is made up of two components, base and reactor. Polyol acts as the base, while isocyanide is the reactor component. The combination of both these in a specific design ratio creates a liquid coating for waterproofing applications. Polyurethane is a rather popular choice due to its ease of installation. Unlike other … Read more

Waterproofing Techniques in Construction | Waterproofing Advantages | During Construction

spray applied waterproofing membranes

What is Waterproofing? Waterproofing in building construction is the process of making a structure water-resistant or impervious to the ingress of water. Waterproofing is essential as it prevents water from penetrating buildings and helps to keep the interior areas dry. It helps in reducing the humidity inside the building, minimizing the damage done to furniture … Read more