Preliminary Tips For Building A Home

Building Project Building is a big investment, both time and money wise. To ensure a smooth building process, you need to know what to expect before the project gets started, thus you need to prepare well in advance. Take the following tips into consideration before proceeding with a building project:

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Understanding Efflorescence

building sand Firstly it must be understood that there is a big difference between efflorescence and laitance. Laitance is a sign of over-wet mixture or overworking or improper combination of mixture in building material whereas efflorescence, or rising damp, is a natural process of migration of water-soluble salt deposits to the surface of porous material.

Drainage and Erosion Control


After the very heavy rains we experienced over winter (especially in areas such as Benoni) certain parts of your yard, such as your gravel driveway, may be affected by erosion. Incessant erosion can be a huge headache, especially when it starts to seem impossible to prevent water from invading your garden space with its puddles. You can, however, prevent the effects that water has on your landscape.

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A Quick Look at Multistage Processing for the Production of Recycled Aggregate

Silica SandA Quick Look at Multistage Processing for the Production of Recycled Aggregate 

Crushed stone and other materials to create aggregates for the production of new, high-performance concrete is one of the common concepts of sustainable development. This is because it allows for extreme reduction in the volume of materials disposed of in landfills. Changes in gradation, maximum size, unit weight, and moisture content can all alter the character and performance of your concrete mix. However, contractors should also consider how switching from coarse aggregate can strengthen and/or lengthen the durability of mortar.

Important Crushed Stone Specifications to Remember

crushed stoneAs one of the most natural and versatile materials found, crushed stone or angular rock is more commonly classified as construction aggregates – used as a binder in concrete, tarmac or asphalt concrete. Due its cost-effectiveness in a raw state, crushed stone is widely used in construction contributing to the economic growth of the economy.