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Ashlar Fine Tooled

When building a wall, the ashlar blocks are laid in horizontal courses, or layers. V joints and the wall above with plain ashlar masonry to give the base of the wall an appearance of strength. It is therefore important for… Continue reading

Characteristic Compressive Strength Of What Difference Between Minimum

The slenderness ratio, in turn, depends upon the effective height (or length) and the effective thickness of the wall or column. This video talks about the constituents of the concrete,. It explains the meaning of characteristic strength and target mean strength…Verifying Compressive Strength more...

Typical Dimensions Variation Brick Sizes

They mustn’t be too small, or a wall will need more of them, and more mortar, and more time to lay it. Some early medieval bricks were as big as 13″x6″x2″. What upset the apple cart was a brick tax… Continue reading

Round Top Nails How Fasten Furring Strips

This will improve the look and feel of the space as well as prepare it for further decorating and intended uses. With the correct preparation, furring strips or 2x4s can be easily attached to concrete, brick, or block. Most hammering… Continue reading

International Journal A Micro Mechanical Homogenisation

The micro-mechanical model can be implemented in any standard finite element program as a user supplied subroutine defining the mechanical behaviour of an equivalent homogenised material. The aim of the research is to implement and validate a reliable and fast… Continue reading

Of Rubble And Ashlar What The Different Types

Ashlar masonry units can be cut intosquared shapes. Course rubble masonry is used for the construction of public and residential buildings. The dressing of the stone need not be very accurate on all sides. Ashlar stones are rectangular, cuboid blocks.… Continue reading

Trouble Shoot Cracks

Different crack patterns and locations often tell us the cause of cracking and thus suggest what repair is needed. Has movement broken structural connections? Loaning institutions generally will not close a loan without repairs being done or scheduled. Our steel… Continue reading

Work Wrecked Stone Color Walk Masonry Restoration Explained

In most cases, when the masonry on a building is restored, it is for the first (and hopefully the last) time. They are the (relatively) older buildings that you find in the industrial parts of town that are populated by… Continue reading