Waffle Slab or Ribbed slab details and Construction, Advantages

Waffle slabs are ribbed reinforced concrete slabs. A waffle slab often referred to as a ribbed slab, is a structural component that is plain on top and has a grid pattern on the bottom. A waffle slab also called a two-way joist slab got ribs running perpendicular to each other in two directions on the underside. This slab resembles pockets of waffles because of its grid pattern. Hence they are named Waffle slab systems.… Read More Waffle Slab or Ribbed slab details and Construction, Advantages

Curing of Concrete – Concrete Curing Methods explained

Curing of concrete is the process of maintaining requisite moisture and temperature in hardened concrete for continued hydration. The curing of concrete plays a prime role in maintaining the design strength and durability of concrete. This article explains the significance of curing, and the types of curing methods prevailing in construction sites.… Read More Curing of Concrete – Concrete Curing Methods explained

Construction Joints in concrete – Construction joint types in slabs

Construction joints in concrete are a crucial and fundamental component of civil engineering and construction. Changes in temperature and moisture can cause concrete to expand and contract. Because concrete is weak in tension, shrinkage and volume change in concrete cause cracks. The construction joints installed at strategic locations prevent the formation of cracks in concrete… Read More Construction Joints in concrete – Construction joint types in slabs

Segregation and bleeding in concrete – Types, Causes and remedies

Segregation is the separation of concrete ingredients from one another. Concrete is one of the most used construction materials. It consists of coarse aggregate, fine aggregate, cement and water. There are many reasons for the cause of segregation. This article is about segregation and bleeding and their types, causes and remedies.… Read More Segregation and bleeding in concrete – Types, Causes and remedies

Admixture types | Mineral and Chemical Admixture

Types of admixture to be used in concrete depend on the structure’s intended use, design strength, pouring conditions, and other factors.Admixture is an ingredient added in concrete along with cement, sand, water, and aggregates to modify/enhance the properties of concrete and make it more desirable for a particular environment. Admixtures are important ingredients in high performance, long-lasting, durable and beautiful concrete produced now a days. This article is about Admixtures and their types.… Read More Admixture types | Mineral and Chemical Admixture