Tremie Underwater Concrete Method

A cement tremie is a large, telescoping funnel used to precisely deposit aggregate mixtures on underwater surfaces. There are several reasons why concrete might need to be applied underwater. For example, subaqueous foundation and tunnel repair where surrounding water cannot be removed. Although there are various methods for applying concrete underwater, the tremie underwater concreting method is among the best …

Dewatering Techniques

Regardless of how much planning occurs before the start of the project, hiccups happen regularly on a construction site. The need to remove surface or groundwater can occur. Digging a basement is one example of an area where the unexpected often rears its head. Although a routine task, things can, and often do, go wrong. What is dewatering? Dewatering is …

Types of Concrete Foundations

For a vast number of people, the construction industry is almost a complete mystery. Even if you walk by construction sites every day of your life, the chances are if you haven’t worked in construction – or don’t know someone who has – the whole thing will remain a closed book. However, the world of construction is a fascinating place, …

Secrets of Roman Concrete

Why does Roman concrete last so long? What secret ingredients made it so durable? Are there lessons we can learn today? Which of these images shows the modern concrete – aged about 100 years or less – and which the Roman concrete which is around 2,000 years old? On the left is Roman concrete and on the right weathered, more …

Basement Foundation Repair Basics

  What You Need to Know about Basement Foundation Repair Basement foundation repairs can be intimidating, but there are plenty of companies out there that will help you fix your concrete foundation in the event it gets damaged. Before you start looking for a company to help you fix your basement, you should learn the basic steps required for foundation …