Author: Volume Concrete

  • URM UnReinforced Masonry Building

    URM UnReinforced Masonry Building

    Unreinforced masonry buildings (URM buildings) are structures made from bricks, stones, concrete blocks, or other masonry units that are not reinforced with steel bars (rebar) or other forms of internal support. These buildings rely solely on the weight of the masonry units and the mortar that binds them together for structural integrity. Key characteristics of…

  • Tofu Dreg Construction

    Tofu Dreg Construction

    Tofu Dreg construction is a term used to describe shoddy and substandard building practices. Originating from Chinese slang, it likens the poor quality of these constructions to the fragility of tofu, which is easily breakable and lacks structural integrity. Key characteristics of Tofu Dreg construction include the use of low-grade or inappropriate materials that do…

  • Structural and non-structural cracks in concrete – know the difference

    Structural and non-structural cracks in concrete – know the difference

    Structural and non-structural cracks in concrete differ primarily in their causes, implications, and the urgency of their repair. Structural Cracks: Non-Structural Cracks: Summary Table: Feature Structural Cracks Non-Structural Cracks Causes External loads, seismic activity, design flaws Thermal changes, plastic and drying shrinkage, minor settlement Implications Compromise structural integrity, potential collapse Affect appearance, can lead to…

  • Cracks in Concrete

    Cracks in Concrete

    Cracks in concrete are a common issue influenced by various factors. According to Layang (2022), cracks are unavoidable but can be controlled in size. They are categorized into non-structural and structural types, caused by factors ranging from material properties to external loads. Abou-Zeid et al. (2007) explain that cracks can signify both minor and major…

  • Type IL cement exhibits improved resistance to chemical attacks compared to traditional Portland cement

    Type IL cement exhibits improved resistance to chemical attacks compared to traditional Portland cement

    Type IL cement exhibits improved resistance to chemical attacks compared to traditional Portland cement (Type I), primarily due to its composition and the incorporation of additional materials that enhance its durability in aggressive environments. The increased limestone content in Type IL cement contributes to a denser microstructure, reducing permeability and enhancing resistance to chemical ingress.…

  • How does the carbon footprint of Type IL cement compare to traditional Portland cement?

    How does the carbon footprint of Type IL cement compare to traditional Portland cement?

    Type IL cement, also known as Portland-Limestone Cement (PLC), has a lower carbon footprint compared to traditional Portland cement (Type I) due to several factors. The primary advantage of Type IL cement is its increased limestone content, which means that less clinker, the most carbon-intensive component of cement, is needed in its production. Studies have…

  • What is Type IL Portland Cement?

    Type IL cement, also known as Portland-Limestone Cement (PLC), offers significant environmental benefits compared to other types of cement. Primarily, Type IL cement integrates a higher percentage of limestone into the cement mix, which results in a lower carbon footprint during its production. This reduction is primarily due to the decreased need for clinker, the…

  • Win a $25 Visa Giveaway – June 2024

    Win a $25 Visa Giveaway – June 2024

    To show appreciation for our YouTube followers, we’re giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card! Follow these simple steps to enter: YouTube Contest June 2024 Once you’ve completed these steps, you’ll be automatically entered into our giveaway. Good luck, and thank you for supporting Volume Concrete LLC! 1 randomly selected winner for this promotion ending…

  • Type IL Cement is Here to Stay

    Type IL Cement is Here to Stay

    Type IL cement, also known as Portland-limestone cement (PLC), is increasingly being used in place of Type I/II cement for several reasons. Here are some key advantages of using Type IL cement over Type I/II cement: In summary, Type IL cement offers environmental benefits, improved workability, and comparable performance to Type I/II cement, making it…

  • Reviews – Testimonials

    This is the company you want if you’re looking for reliability and consistency with product and delivery. They cater to all project sizes from backyard patios to major highway construction sites and even remote out-of-reach jobs that most guys wouldn’t even consider providing a bid for. This company has solid leadership and a strong team…