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by Nivas
August 19th, 2018, 7:46 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Terrace area crack filling || Waterproofing
Replies: 29
Views: 6063

Re: Terrace area crack filling || Waterproofing

sorry for late reply , the oil , or the brown liquid conplast\pidilite LW+ \roff are lignosulphonate class additives , they are plasticizers they work by 3 ways making the concrete less porous or less permeable ,homogenizes the concrete mix and u require less water to achieve certain plasticity whic...
by Nivas
November 12th, 2017, 10:45 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Solid WPC as main door
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Solid WPC as main door

sal and neem boards needed for doors are difficult to get ,sal boards split . Pine i have tested personally , I have pine wood pergola unblemished, out in direct sun and direct rain for 3 years, inches from soil infested with termites. termite do not like them , throw in any hardwood , 5 days later,...
by Nivas
November 12th, 2017, 6:50 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Solid WPC as main door
Replies: 5
Views: 627

Re: Solid WPC as main door

WPC is nothing but PVC with natural wood powder. Go for it if you like plasticky things. well Pine solid wood doors are excellent and looks great , works out well within your budget and is ready to be polished .spend a bit more and seal with PU with teak stain and is weather proof . The grains and d...
by Nivas
November 12th, 2017, 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Wood treatment and panelling
Replies: 1
Views: 436

Re: Wood treatment and panelling

what is the type of wood and quantity, chemical treatment and drying kiln services are very much available in bangalore. All timber can be kiln dried , but only specific timber species can be chemically treated and that too if done in scale, if you have smaller quantity ,doubt any one will entertain...
by Nivas
July 13th, 2016, 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: NEW building developed A lot of cracks! need advice PLEASE VERY WORRIED!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3839

Re: NEW building developed A lot of cracks! need advice PLEASE VERY WORRIED!!!

Point taken rajnikant , Please throw some light on How do we identify the credentials of a structural engineer ? and professional liability a) Is there a licence from BBMP\BDA specific for structural that we look for ? b) Is it Mandatory to have a M.Tech in Structural engineering ? c) Is there any C...
by Nivas
June 27th, 2016, 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: NEW building developed A lot of cracks! need advice PLEASE VERY WORRIED!!!
Replies: 18
Views: 3839

Re: NEW building developed A lot of cracks! need advice PLEASE VERY WORRIED!!!

a) The bricks wick moisture and they swell which causes the expansion laterally(more seen in clay bricks) , since the wall exists between columns(almost rigid), you can expect a vertical crack and if there is a window opening , the fracture will be seen in the corners of the opening . (cut a square ...
by Nivas
May 30th, 2016, 11:32 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Water pressure issue
Replies: 2
Views: 692

Re: Water pressure issue

for 16 foot the pressure in 1 inch pipe should be close 25 psi (losses included) . it should be quite sufficient for a simple shower head. the solar heater is just like your over head tank , if you say cold water is fine , then there is some other problem. after all how much tall your cold water tan...
by Nivas
May 30th, 2016, 10:56 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Is terrace waterproofing needed?
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: Is terrace waterproofing needed?

there is already a detailed thread "Terrace area crack filling || Waterproofing" with most your questions answered viewtopic.php?f=36&t=5579
by Nivas
May 19th, 2016, 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Which type of bricks absort lesser heat during summer ?
Replies: 1
Views: 589

Re: Which type of bricks absort lesser heat during summer ?

hollow blocks and aerated concrete blocks have better insulation.
white coatings are available for roof slab, they reflect heat better. check out the terrace water proofing thread for more details.
by Nivas
May 19th, 2016, 2:05 am
Forum: Civil Construction
Topic: Need suggestion for kitchen sink Steel or Granite ?
Replies: 10
Views: 1997

Re: Need suggestion for kitchen sink Steel or Granite ?

u have sintered stone, thermo formed corian also ss sinks , plenty of shapes and contours but no color choice. granite\sintered stone\quartz limited shapes and color choice. operationally ss sinks may dent ,scratch and clink. granite is superior , because on mohs scale\scratch hardness it stands at ...

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