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Brickwork, concrete, damp proofing

Brickwork, concrete and damp proofing

Use of bricks, concrete and damp proofing in the building of structures

Almost all the building structures require the use of bricks and concrete to make them strong. Part of these structures relate to foundations that each contractor should ensure they are protected against moisture and water. Soil poisoning, membranes and other liquid chemical substances can be used for damp proofing purposes.

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Concrete

Concrete is a mixture of sand, stone, cement and water

Concrete is derived from mixing stone, sand, cement and water. It can be mixed through manual labour or by equipment. If mixed by equipment, it can later be transported to site by a truck. The decision to use either manual labour or equipment often depends on the nature and size of the project.

Unless the project is very small, we recommend the mixing of concrete by equipment for several reasons. First, the equipment has the capability of mixing concrete to the point where all the components have bonded properly. If done manually, there is always a risk that not all components will bond well. Second, on a bigger project, mixing of concrete through labour can be very tiring and time consuming, again resulting in concrete not being mixed properly.

Once mixed, concrete is poured onto the slab at different levels of the building to strengthen the structure. It is also used with reinforcements to strengthen columns, pillars and other structures.

At different stages of construction, the structural engineers conduct tests to assess if the structure is strong of which concrete is part. Depending on their result and the type of property being built, they can recommend the use of much stronger concrete.

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Brickwork

Using bricks at different stages of construction

Bricks are used at different stages of construction, that is, foundation, walls and any other part of the building. They are also used to partition bigger rooms into smaller ones intended for different purposes. For example, an office building can be partitioned into smaller rooms to create more offices for the company employees. Same thing applies to a residential house where one big room can be divided into two or more rooms to accommodate family members.  

Though bricks continue to form the core part of construction, there are other methods currently being used for this purpose instead of bricks. The modern methods, such as dry walling, are flexible in that they can be changed at a later stage with ease.

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Damp proofing

Damp proofing protects the foundation and walls against moisture and water

Damp proofing is the form of protection of the foundation and the walls against moisture and water from coming into the house. Without such protection, the walls will crack over time which can be costly to fix. Damp proofing therefore protects the structure against cracks from developing at a later stage.

Different types of damp proofing can be used including DPC membrane and other liquid chemical substances.

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Why you should use our services

You can use our services to build your house, garage, office or block of flats. 

We can even do renovations or extensions on these properties. 

Whatever structure you request us to build for you, we guarantee quality work and a strong structure already described above.

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Advice to our clients

We do not only build structures, but we also offer advice to our clients on how to take care of their structure.

Maintenance plays a crucial role to ensure that the structure is taken care of to prolong its lifespan.