Base Plate

Solid Foundations: A Guide to Machine Base Plate Grouting Techniques

Application Instructions Substrate Preparation (Base Plate Grouting) Shuttering/Formwork Mixing of the materials Pouring the non-shrink grout materials If you need base plate grouting supplies, please leave a comment in the space provided. Safety precautions How to clean up any excess grout that overflows during the pouring process.

Terrace waterproofing

Podium Slab Waterproofing right now in 5 steps?

Surface Preparation (Podium Slab) The surface that needs to be treated needs to be free of oil, grease, wax, polish, laitance, dust, and other barrier materials. It also needs to be dry, clean, and structurally sound. All horizontal bore packing should be treated with polymer-modified mortar mixed and all vertical bore packing should be treated …

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Leak-Proof Balcony

Leak-Proof Balcony waterproofing right now in 2023

Surface Preparations (Leak-Proof Balcony) The surface that needs to be treated needs to be free of oil, grease, wax, polish, laitance, dust, and other barrier materials. It also needs to be dry, clean, and structurally sound. All horizontal bore packing should be treated with polymer-modified mortar mixed and all vertical bore packing should be treated …

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Terrace waterproofing

Terrace waterproofing and procedure right now (2023)

Surface Preparation (Terrace waterproofing) The surface that needs to be treated needs to be free of oil, grease, wax, polish, laitance, dust, and other barrier materials. It also needs to be dry, clean, and structurally sound. All horizontal bore packing should be treated with polymer-modified mortar mixed and all vertical bore packing should be treated …

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EN 1504 Standards

EN 1504 Standards Essential Guide for maintenance right now

EN 1504 is a European Standard that outlines the concepts and procedures for repairing and protecting concrete buildings. It is divided into various sections, each of which addresses a different area of concrete repair and preservation. Here’s a quick rundown of each part you mentioned:EN 1504 EN 1504-1: Repair and Protection of Concrete Structures This …

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Porcelain / Natural Stone Tiles

Porcelain / Natural Stone Tiles Composition, Appearance, and Durability,

The differences between porcelain tiles and natural stone in terms of water absorption, thickness, bonding, color fluctuation, heat coefficient, and adhesive needs are quite helpful, so thank you for providing that information. These are the points you noted, broken down 1. Water Absorption: –            Porcelain tiles: Absorb less than 0.5% …

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Stone-Coated Metal Roofing 2023

Stone-coated metal roofing is a popular choice for homeowners searching for a roofing material that is both durable and attractive. Here’s some more information about this sort of roofing: Durability: Stone-coated metal roofing is well-known for its long lifespan. It is resistant to a variety of weather situations, including severe rain, snow, hail, and high …

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Grouting in Tiling

Understanding the Practical Significance of Grouting in Tiling

 1.     Resilience and reparability: Because cement grout can be resealed and patched, it is generally simple to repair and restore. Epoxy grout, on the other hand, is more difficult to repair if damaged, frequently necessitating total removal and replacement.  2.     Hygiene: Both cement and epoxy grouts may be made sanitary and bacteria-resistant, although epoxy grout has a higher natural …

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Sealants and backer rod

Sealants and backer rod for movement joints in tiles and stone

Flexible sealants Joint sealants need to be chosen and used in line with the recommendations in BS 6213. Given that different sealants’ characteristics might differ, it is important to heed the advise of sealant makers. A sealant should be able to survive the typical service conditions impacting the installation, such as resistance to water, ultraviolet …

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Flexibility and Deformation

“Understanding the Distinction Between Flexibility and Deformation in construction chemical

The term “flexible” is not correct since flexibility implies deformation under a relatively low load, and what is being measured here is the deformation at which failure occurs, not the deformation at a particular load; nor is the term “resilient” correct, since resilience refers to elastic deformation (i.e. it will reverse itself if the load …

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