It’s the bane of every engineer and architect – and often a source of annoyance or concern for the owner of the property: Cracks in concrete. The questions start flying: “Why did my slab crack?” “Could this have been prevented?” And, more commonly – “Who is to blame?”
So you want to knock out a wall in your house or unit? Don’t get the sledgehammer out just yet…Details
If you’re planning on building a new home or simply doing an “alterations and additions” renovation to your existing house (such as adding a new first floor to your single-storey home), one of the earliest decisions you need to make is whether your new floor will be a concrete slab or framed with timber joists. So what’s the difference, and what are the pros and cons of each?
Concrete cancer is a term you’ll often hear in the building industry. And, just as cancer is something you don’t want to discover in yourself, neither do you want to find it in your concrete. So what is it, and what does it mean?Details