Compressive / Crushing Strength of Bricks

Compressive /Crushing Strength of Bricks Compressive /Crushing strength of  bricks (Indian Made) are very variable, and may vary from 30 kg/sq. cm to 150 kg/sq. cm for hand-made burnt bricks, while Crushing strength of  heavy duty bricks machine pressed (also called engineering...

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Termite treatment for Wood

Termite treatment for Wood Wood work which is badly damaged by termites should be replaced by new timber which is adequately brushed or dipped in oil or kerosene based chemical emulsion. The infested wood work for door and window frames, etc. should be given protective treatment ...

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Termite – Soil Treatment under Floor

Termite – Soil Treatment under Floor Cracks in floors are the weak spots which permit entry of termites from soil below the floor. The cracks usually occur at the junction of the floor and walls, expansion joints in floor and at construction joints in a concrete floor. Crac...

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Termite- Soil Treatment for Foundations

Termite Treatment for Foundations This termite treatment consists in treating the soil under the building and around the foundations with some chemical emulsion which can kill or repell termites. In this termite treatment about 500 mm deep trenches arc made along the external per...

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Cofferdam – Types of Cofferdam

Cofferdam – Types of Cofferdam A cofferdam may be defined as a temporary structure that is constructed on a river or a lake or any other water-bearing surface for excluding water from a given site to execute the building operation to be performed on dry surface. The walls o...

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Acid Proof Flooring

Acid Proof Flooring In places like chemical laboratories and plants, storage battery buildings etc. where acids are used or manufactured, it is necessary that the floor topping should be acid-proof. Asphalt blocks, made by moulding under high pressure a mixture of inert crushed r...

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Rubber Flooring

Rubber Flooring Rubber flooring is popular in many countries, it is used in residential buildings as well as public buildings like offices, hospitals, school etc. It is noiseless, comfortable, clean and durable. Like linoleum, rubber flooring is manufactured in the form of sheets...

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Mastic Asphalt Flooring

Mastic Asphalt Flooring On account of its being dustless, elastic, durable, waterproof, acid proof and attractive in appearance, mastic asphalt flooring is becoming very popular these days. Mastic asphalt flooring is non-slippery and noiseless too, as such it is recommended for u...

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Timber Flooring

Timber Flooring Timber flooring are generally adopted in hilly areas, where moisture conent is high and wood are readily available. Wooden floats are economical and are widelyused in timber flooring. But the timber floors cannot be used in all places. Timber flooring are mainly u...

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Marble Flooring

Marble Flooring Marble flooring is commonly provided in places of worship (temples, churches, mosques, gurudwaras etc.) and in public buildings having rich specifications. In view of high cost of material, use of marble flooring in residential buildings in normally restricted to ...

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