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A Glimpse Into The Future Of Brick Construction

Posted by on Dec 28, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on A Glimpse Into The Future Of Brick Construction

For a long time, red clay has been the primary material that bricks are made of. However, times have changed. Bricks used in the modern construction industry can be made of various other materials (e.g. plastic). As it is, there are numerous innovative ideas that have the potential to shape the future of brick manufacturing and by extension, the future of the construction industry. Below is a detailed discussion on three among the various innovative ideas. Brick Dust In Concrete Red brick dust has been used in voodoo and black magic for decades now. Ancient spiritualists used a solution of the dust and water to clean entrances/exits around their homes. It was believed that the dust was ‘powerful’ enough to repel evil spirits trying to force entry in one’s house through the entrances/exits. There’s little evidence to support this...

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Tips for Constructing Concrete Columns for Building Structures

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on Tips for Constructing Concrete Columns for Building Structures

Concrete columns are vital to the construction of building structures. The columns may be constructed for support, and, in some cases, they are used in decorating the building to create a specific visual impression. In the olden days, concrete columns were used in beautifying the buildings. If you look at most historical buildings, you will discover that the concrete columns were used to enhance them. However, reinforced concrete columns are essential in giving a building structure well-founded strength. Several components, such as formatubes, are used in building concrete columns. Here are some tips for constructing concrete columns for building structures. Setting up a concrete base  A strong concrete base is required for column forming. Excavate a ditch to a depth capacity and construct a slab form that will be used as a base. You should make use of the polyethylene...

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