Day: November 10, 2018

Shallow Depth Ribbon Foundation

Typically, the thickness of the monolithic slab is from 15 to 35 cm and depends on the size of the future building. When using an electric vibrator, a uniform layer and stronger concrete are obtained.

For example, we can give the calculation of a 9 × 9 m slab. It will be necessary to take 81 m² of thermal insulation, waterproofing will take more, it is necessary to take into account the overlap and that it will be used in two layers. If the cell size is 15 cm, one belt will require 9 × 15 = 60 pcs. transverse rods. Two belts will need 120 pieces. bars of 15 cm and 240 pcs. 9 m each, vertical rods added as needed

Wire need 60 × 60 = 3600 pcs. 30 cm per layer or 7200 pcs. in two layers.

When calculating the required amount of concrete, the slab area is multiplied by its height 9 × 9 × 0.3 = 24.3 m³. (more…)

DIY Brick Column Foundation

water absorption – 6-16%.

  DIY Brick Column Foundation

In the people of the material that meets all these requirements, called a brick-iron. When choosing such a stone, it is necessary to pay attention, including its appearance. The scarlet color of a brick indicates that it is not sufficiently burnt, and therefore, it is not very strong and moisture resistant. The concave or convex edges of the stone, on the contrary, indicate that it was held in the furnace for too long. This brick is brittle. It is possible to build the foundation of the house only from the highest quality material. Therefore, among other things, when buying a stone should pay attention to the reputation of the supplier and manufacturer.

Sometimes the owners of suburban areas of the foundation itself (its underground part) is assembled from red iron ore, and the basement is made of silicate brick. (more…)

Coloring wallpaper for painting

We will need: water-based (or acrylic) paint, paint tray, masking tape, roller with a long pile and a brush.

  Coloring wallpaper for painting

  1. First of all, you need to make sure that the surface of the wallpaper is dry and apply masking tape on the ceiling, floor and along the baseboards.
  2. Pour some paint into the tray and blot the roller in it. It is advisable to use a roller with a long nap, since it is easier for him to paint the embossed surface of the wallpaper.
  3. Wallpaper for painting on the walls is better to paint from top to bottom.
  4. Corners and wall sections near baseboards will be more practical to paint with a brush.
  5. To paint the wallpaper on the ceiling, you will need a roller with a long handle.
  6. It is not necessary to paint the walls in one color. You can break the wall into several sections or even paint the wallpaper with stripes with the help of masking tape.
  7. Very useful will be wallpaper for painting in the design of the children’s room. You will get the opportunity not only to draw your favorite cartoon characters on the walls of the children, but also to connect the kid to the work, turning the wallpaper painting into a fun game.
  8. And turn the painting of wallpaper in the game for adults will help drawing pictures on the walls. To do this, you need special stencils that can be purchased at a specialty store or made independently.
  9. There are many variants of drawings, the main thing is that they match the interior of the room.
  10. If over time you want to change the look of your home, it is not necessary to glue the new wallpaper, since you can repaint the wallpaper for painting. To do this, simply degrease and level the surface – glue the wallpaper with PVA glue, and putty in the irregularities and cracks.


Basement device in a private house

When the foundation is ready, proceed to the construction of walls.

They can have very different designs:

  • The most common variant is when the basement walls are a continuation of the foundation. In this case, heavy reinforced concrete is used for their production, which is poured in layers (after 30-40 cm) into the team formwork.
  • If we have a crane, then the walls can be folded from concrete blocks. For their compounds, we use cement-sand mortar.

  Basement device in a private house

  • The laying of the walls of the basement of brick, cinder block or foam concrete elements is also possible. However, it is desirable to implement this option in soils with a weak tendency to heave.

In this case, the instruction strongly recommends laying steel reinforcement every three to four rows.

After the walls are brought to the design height, we lay a brick base on top. (more…)