Category Archives: reinforced foundation walls

Reinforcing A Block Wall With Concrete And Steel

A number of buildings, and houses are built using blocks reinforced with concrete and steel. These are called CMU blocks. Constructing these walls has to be done in both a vertical way and horizontal way so that pressure would be absorbed equally. Basically, doing reinforcement is essential for the structure that has been newly built to have the strength to resist tension and pressure to retain the earth. If reinforcement was not used, many buildings using block foundation walls would start to protrude inwards and would last. Continue reading
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Tuckpointing Rubble Foundation Repair


Long ago before formed and poured concrete foundations was a standard building practice, foundations were built with the rocks and stones from the site of the house or trucked in from nearby. Continue reading