Common Types of Concrete Mixtures Used in Construction

Concrete work in NYC is one of the most intricate building jobs, for it requires striking accuracy, expert workmanship and the right combination of raw materials and tools. Different types of work require different forms of concrete, for not all tasks have the same requirements. Now the key to different concrete mixtures is changing the…

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Reasons Why Masonry Contractors Prefer Using Cultured Stone

There always has been a debate about which is superior – cultured stone or natural stone. It’s suffice to say that each of them have certain qualities that the other is bereft of. For instance, natural stones never fail to give an aesthetic and classic display that most people desire. Whereas, cultured stones are far…

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Construction Materials and Practices Over the Years

Since prehistoric times, humans have always felt the need to build homes or shelters for themselves and their families. With time, as civilizations expanded and people learnt about new techniques and materials to build their homes, the surroundings began to look different. Engineering and architecture flourished and masonry techniques evolved- the most marked changes were…

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Myriad Uses of Concrete Slabs

Concrete slabs have become fairly common structural elements in modern buildings. Thick concrete slabs are commonly used in the construction of ceilings and floors, while leaner ones (at times called ‘mud slabs’) are used for exterior paving. In various industrial as well as domestic buildings, thick concrete slabs, supported directly on the subsoil or on…

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Differences between Cement and Concrete Explained

Despite the terms cement and concrete being used rather interchangeably, the truth is that cement is actually an ingredient of concrete. Concrete is a mixture of aggregates such as water and cement along with paste. It needs to be understood that Portland cement is not the name of a specific brand of cement but is…

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