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Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry

Single Leaf Construction Waterproofing Concrete Masonry How to waterproof a building single leaf construction waterproofing concrete masonry. Building waterproofing, single leaf concrete masonry walls is efficient, economical, architecturally accepted. IMPERMEABLE WATERPROOF CONCRETE MASONRY: This is where the block manufacturer to produce exceptionally durable and water impermeable units by using waterproof admixture Water penetration can still occur when mortar lines are not completely intact. Cracks in, or otherwise faulty, besser blocks  which have gaps through which water can enter.     LONG-LIFE […]

How to Repair Concrete Cracks

How to Repair Concrete Cracks

How to Repair Concrete Cracks How to repair concrete cracks which form for many reasons, on this page I just wanted to let you now some of the basics on how to repair concrete cracks in concrete and masonry so you can do it yourself. These cracks may not necessarily just occur on floors but this technique can also be used for wall, or suspended slabs 1. Prepare Cracks The first thing you need to do is to remove all […]

Construction Anchors in Concrete and Masonry

Construction Anchors in Concrete and Masonry

Construction Concerns: Anchors in Concrete and Masonry Article – Anchors in Concrete and Masonry  and photos by Gregory Havel When we need to attach something to wood framing in a building, we use nails or screws. These are simple and easily understood. A nail and a screw may have similar shear strength, but a screw will hold more reliably under tension and vibration. ” More unknown is the details on the use hydraulic expanding cements that are used to create […]

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Cementitious Waterproofing Coating

Why Cementitious Waterproofing Coatings There is a multitude of cementitious waterproofing coatings and membranes on the market that are designated as suitable for below-grade or below ground use. Many manufacturers and distributors have certification process if you require the work you do to be guaranteed. If you’re a DIY or just going to doing an odd waterproofing job, then you may not need to be certified. Experience is a good teacher and the invent of Video Channels such as YouTube […]

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses

How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses January 21, 2017 Matthew Cornell How Agricultural Drains Wreck Houses these agricultural drains (also known as ag pipes, agi pipes, soakage drains and slotted pipes) are sometimes used by homeowners and engineers to improve house drainage. Sometimes agricultural drains are used to fix slab heave and reduce cracking in houses. However, if agricultural drains are specified or built incorrectly, they can easily be the cause of uncontrolled movement and cracking in your house. What is […]

Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars

Town in Iceland Paints 3D Zebra Crosswalk To Slow Down Speeding Cars In the small fishing town of Ísafjörður, Iceland, an exciting development in road safety has just popped up – almost literally. A new pedestrian crossing has been painted that appears to be 3D by way of a cleverly-detailed optical illusion Not only does the innovative design give foot-travelers the feeling of walking on air, it also gets the attention of drivers, who will be sure to slow down […]

The problem with reinforced concrete

The problem with reinforced concrete

The problem with reinforced concrete The problem with reinforced concrete is the cracks are starting to show. Dean McCartney, Author provided June 17, 2016 3.18pm AEST By itself, concrete is a very durable construction material. The magnificent Pantheon in Rome, the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome, is in excellent condition after nearly 1,900 years. And yet many concrete structures from last century – bridges, highways and buildings – are crumbling. Many concrete structures built this century will be obsolete before its end. […]

Concrete Cancer Repair Options

Concrete Cancer Repair Options

Concrete Cancer Repair Video Concrete cancer repair is required where concrete spalling and cracking problems caused by steel reinforcement corrosion in buildings and concrete structures caused by the acidification of the concrete. When cancer of concrete or spalling or cracking is noticed in building areas such as concrete balconies, building facades, bridges or wharf structures, often the problem as arisen due to lack of waterproofing and protection from carbonation of the building structure.  Diagnostic analysis by a qualified engineering firms can […]

Geotextile around Drainage Pipes – A New House

Geotextile around Drainage Pipes – A New House

Geotextile around Drainage Pipes Author: Brian Ashworth June 20, 2012 When researching about installing agricultural drains you will find some books recommend that you place a geotextile in the trench before the initial gravel and then wrap the geotextile over the gravel afterwards. Its something I used to do. You can also buy agi pipe with a geotextile “sock” around it like this: The idea is that the geotextile prevents the gravel, or the pipe getting clogged with fine materials. […]

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basement Construction

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basement Construction

Relieving Hydrostatic Pressure in Basements “Are sump pumps the best way of relieving hydrostatic pressure on basement walls from groundwater ?” OnlineWaterproofingShop believes it’s best to apply a continuous coating/membrane to the waterside which withstands the pressure on its surface. What to do when you can no longer apply a coating to the water side. Then a cementitious coating like Drizoro Maxseal Foundation or Drizoro Maxseal Flex which withstands hydrostatic pressure is applied to the inside. This promotes the cementitious crystalline process which […]