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A prime coat is a low viscosity asphalt waterproofing layer between asphalt course and aggregate base or WBM. But there’s far more than just the meaning. So, in today’s blog article; we’ll cover all the specifications for primate coat i.e thickness, temperature, and will answer primate vs tack coat. So, grab a cup of coffee and read on. Before I tell you the exact details about prime coat let me put up an example to help you in understanding what really the need of prime coat is. We lay flexible asphaltic pavements in layers in which asphaltic wearing and base course is laid on top of the crushed aggregate. You can also call this base course as a granular aggregate layer or water bound macadam. This layer of aggregate has capillaries in there so it is very important that any underground water seepage may not go up to damage asphaltic layer. So, let’s now define what prime coat is. Definition - Meaning A prime coat is a low viscous bituminous layer of cutback or emulsified
Wondering about different types of bat bricks in construction and brick masonry? Well, with so many terminologies involved anyone can get confused. So, in today’s read we’d like to show you different types of cut bricks one may need while working on brick masonry. Please be noted that the word “bat” has nothing to do with your favorite hero character “bat man” J Bats in brick masonry The term “brick bat” is generally used to express a brick that has been cut along the width or length of the brick such that it is of smaller size than the original brick. Anyhow following are the different types of brick bats and their uses: The sequence of my below explanation will further help you in remembering the concept; so keep in mind this sequence as well. Closer The word “Closer” is given to such a brick bat that is used to close the brick course or in other terms that is used at the end of a course. In broader meanings, a brick is a closer brick when you cut it longitudinally and u
Pile cap is a solid foundation that carries the load from the pier and transfers equally on the underneath group of piles. A pile cap is just like a thick concrete mat and the rebar dowels are embedded into it along with the dowels of the pier. Definition A thick concrete mat that is constructed above group of piles that carries the load from the pier and transfer it to the underneath group of piles is called a pile cap. Need of a Pile Cap - Reason As you’re aware of the fact that the pile foundation is a type of deep foundation that is used in areas where the bearing capacity of soil is not sufficient or the superimposed load is greater. Pile cap in most of the cases is covered/buried under the soil and thus in most cases it is applied with bitumen to protect the concrete. Whether you’re constructing a pile foundation for a building or for a bridge, you have to provide a pile cap so that the load can be equally distributed among the underneath piles. This pile cap is the on