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As we all know, the column’s primary function is to transfer the load from the beam to the foundation. Here we are going to discuss the effective length. What is it? and how it differs for different types of columns. What is the length of the column? The…

As we all know, the reason behind using reinforcement in concrete. Recap – The concrete is strong against compressive force & weak against tensile force. So we use reinforcement bars to increase its tensile strength. The reinforced concrete is used in construction because of excellent durability, workability &…

Have you seen wet clay soil where the water evaporates quickly and then makes the soil surface look like below? What is shrinkage in concrete? Like in the clay soil, concrete also changes in volume after evaporation of water and makes cracks. The process of volumetric change in…

The foundation is a vital part of any structure which transfers all types of loads to the ground.  There are several types of foundation used in construction based on the soil bearing capacity. Grillage foundation is one among them.  What is the grillage Foundation? A column or pier…

Have you seen random fine cracks on concrete structures that look like crack? It is called crazing or spider cracking. What is Crazing of Concrete? Typically, a continuous hexagonal shape on the concrete surface that looks like a spider web is known as crazing. It develops in the…

The river sand is one inevitable material used in construction. It is used almost all stages of construction. Take it right from the foundation you will need them almost at every stage, Be it plastering, concrete & also as a filling material. But due to the high demand…

Curing is the process of developing concrete strength. During the process of curing of concrete absorbs the necessary water for its complete chemical action to reach its maximum strength.