Category Archives: concrete

How many specimen cubes? 

Dear friends, 

On site, we need to cast specimen cubes for testing the concrete. This post explains how to remember the size and how many cubes are tested and at how much duration? 

How many cube specimens are used to find the maximum strength in concrete, and why? by Santosh Kulkarni


How much Material  in concrete mix : 1:1.5:2?

Dear friends, 

This practice is going to be quite useful to you at the site. 

Even if this question is asked during the interview,you can be confident now. 

Please read this carefully and remember the trick. 

One cubic meter of cement concrete mixture of ratio 1:1.5:2 then what will be the quantity of c… by Santosh Kulkarni

M sand economical than Natural sand ?

Dear Friends ,

Every year during the rainy season , the natural or river sand becomes short supply. Construction work suffers. There are other options available for the river sand…such as Crushed sand or M sand.

This post explores whether using the M sand as a replacement to the natural sand is econoimcal ?

Read it to know

Is a manufactured fine aggregate pricier than sand? by Santosh Kulkarni

Curing of RCC beams? 

Hello friends,

You must be wondering how’s the curing of the RCC Beam takes place? 

Read through this answer here :

If the beams and slabs of a building are casted monolithically, then how is curing beams done? by Santosh Kulkarni

Get ready for Concreting at night.

Dear friends ,

Many time we need to do concreting at the site during the night hours.

Do we need to take extra precautions while doing such night casting ?

Please read this post to know details :

How can I prepare for night duties for concrete work? by Santosh Kulkarni

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What are the Aggregates ?

Good Morning Friends ,

We are meeting after a long time.

As you know , the Aggregates are most important factor when we speak about concrete.


Here is a detailed post in Quora on aggregates .

have a look. You shall find it interesting.


What are aggregates? What are the basic properties of the aggregates used in concrete? by Santosh Kulkarni