How Is A Concrete Slab Reinforced?

Concrete slabs are widely used by concrete slab contractors in the construction of ceilings, floors, driveways and patios. The strength and durability of any structure depends on whether the concrete slab was built properly at the start. That is why slab contractors conduct stringent tests on the concrete slabs to judge their integrity. It is…

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Retaining Walls And The Different Materials Used For Their Construction

Introduction To many property owners, retaining walls might come off as something they aren’t aware of or don’t pay much attention to. Retaining walls play a crucial role in protecting our structures from collapsing and natural problems such as soil erosion. Soil collapse is dangerous and can put your home at risk and weaken it…

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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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