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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Concrete Slabs – The Building Blocks of a Structure

Concrete is arguably one of the most versatile building materials currently in use. It is basically a mixture of cement, stone (aggregates) and sand. It is highly adaptable because the properties of concrete, such as hardness, setting time, strength, heat of hydration can be modified according to the type of structure to be designed, by…

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Concrete Joints – Why Are They Important In Masonry?

Introduction to Concrete Joints: Concrete joints are important, especially for exposed concrete surfaces. They are used to nullify the effects of concrete expansion or contraction with changes in temperature. Most masonry contractors in New York take care while building concrete joints to prevent cracks on surfaces such as sidewalks. It also gives a better finish…

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Concrete Floor Contractors in Brooklyn – Breathing New Life into Real Estate

Concrete floors can be found in a lot of homes, whether they are bungalows or apartment complexes. Some of the common concrete applications include parking areas, patios and driveways. Concrete is an extremely sturdy and stable construction material. However, despite being so sturdy, concrete does require repairs. Even though concrete is durable, it does develop…

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Concrete – The Most Versatile Material for Your Home Interior

Concrete is one of the most versatile materials used in buildings. Almost all houses in New York use concrete as the base building material. It is highly durable, fire-resistant, can be molded to any shape, has heat-retaining capacity and has a robust look. Structures made of concrete such as pillars, walls, fixed flower pots and…

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Concrete – Imbuing New Life in the National Infrastructure of America

The slew of measures needs to be taken to overhaul America’s infrastructure, that include massive investments in public works in order to upgrade the existing infrastructure, comprising of airports, bridges, ports, roads, tunnels and waterways. The key material which will be used – concrete, and the key players- contractors of NYC and the surrounding areas…

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