Are Residential and Commercial Concrete Repair Works Any Different?

Residential and commercial concrete structures differ from each other in various ways. For instance, code structures (handicap accessibility, fire safety etc.) required for commercial buildings are more stringent than residential structures; several commercial buildings have modified bitumen roofs or metal roofs, whereas residential structures usually have shingle roofs. Finishes in commercial structures are also quite…

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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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Here Is How A Concrete Sidewalk Should Be Maintained

Everything that is made artificially needs maintenance. Since we have built a society and furnished it with details of our needs it is our prerogative to stay on the top of the maintenance game. While our homes and office get our constant attention, places for public use get left far behind. One such place that…

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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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