Different Types of Masonry Bonds| Stretcher Bond | Flemish Bond | English Bond

Different Types of Masonry Bonds| Stretcher Bond | Flemish Bond | English Bond

Different Types of Masonry Bonds| Stretcher Bond | Flemish Bond | English Bond   What is a Bond?/ Masonry Bonds A bond is an arrangement of masonry units in successive causes to tie the masonry together, both longitudinally and transversely. The arrangement is usually worked out to ensure that no vertical joint of one course […]

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Concrete Vs Cement | Workability of Concrete | Workability of Concrete

Concrete Vs Cement | Workability of Concrete | Workability of Concrete

Concrete Vs Cement | Workability of Concrete | Workability of Concrete What is Cement? Cement is a binding element that can be used to stick and connect various building materials. Portland cement and Asphalt cement are the common types of cement used in the construction industry. Portland cement is the essential ingredient element in the […]

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Soil Bearing Capacity & Calculating Safe Bearing Capacity of Soil

Soil Bearing Capacity & Calculating Safe Bearing Capacity of Soil

Soil Bearing Capacity & Calculating Safe Bearing Capacity of Soil Soil Bearing Capacity (SBC) is the soil’s capacity to support the applied load to the ground. The soil bearing capacity is the highest contact pressure between the soil and the foundation, which should not result in shear failure in the soil. The bearing capacity depends typically […]

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Choosing Ideal Basement Waterproofing Solutions ( A Guide)

Choosing Ideal Basement Waterproofing Solutions ( A Guide)

Choosing Ideal Basement Waterproofing Solutions ( A Guide) There are currently numerous varieties of basement waterproofing systems in the region, and each has been manufactured based on a specific problem or situation. The waterproofing system you choose to install completely depends on the unique production and condition of the area in your project, and this […]

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What is the Bulking of Sand and the Process of Bulking of Sand

What is the Bulking of Sand and the Process of Bulking of Sand

What is the Bulking of Sand? Bulking of sand is the phenomenon of an increase in sand volume due to increased moisture content. Bulking of sand is an important volumetric change that takes place in the sand when they are moist. Sand increase in volume, to the extent of 20-30 percent, when they contain moisture between 2-8 percent. The increase […]

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Making Home Ownership Affordable with Hollow Blocks

Making Home Ownership Affordable with Hollow Blocks

Making Home Ownership Affordable with Hollow Blocks Concrete blocks are made in three different types:  solid, hollow and interlocking blocks. Hollow Concrete blocks have void area larger than twenty five percent, they come in different shapes and sizes. These blocks are  commonly used in construction works such as walls of buildings, retaining walls and office […]

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Machine Cut Stones; Details on Price, Quality & Advantages

Machine Cut Stones; Details on Price, Quality & Advantages

Machine Cut stones : Advantages of Machine Cut Stones Machine cut stones as the name implies, are mined using stone cutting machinery and are usually cut into 3 major length-wise sizes, that is, 9inch, 6inch and 4inch. In Nairobi, the best machine-cut stones are found in Juja, Ndarugu on Thika Road. Machine Cut Stones Prices […]

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