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Quality runs deep - and the very heart of a building’s quality lies in its framework. Durability is key, and depends on many factors - design, workmanship, quality control, materials, and so on. We believe that quality is the result of earnest and intelligent effort to achieve superior results, through meticulous planning, selection, inspection and testing.
A good building design is the core of its quality. Adequate light and ventilation, proper utilisation of space, the right amenities at the right places – these are functions of good design. We work with reputed consultants – architects, structural, PHE, Landscaping and many more to ensure the same.
All our materials are subjected to stringent quality checks. Inferior quality materials cannot be masked by good workmanship and turned into quality products! Testing is carried out frequently, to set patterns, and the most reputed brands are used at all stages.
The workmanship is what can turn a good building into an excellent one. Trained labourers are employed under constant supervision, with frequent inspection and testing, to guarantee high standards of workmanship. Our engineers are selected for inspection based on their knowledge, talent, and experience, as well as sincerity of purpose.
During construction, we conduct a series of tests both on materials and workmanship to ensure delivery of a quality finished product to our customers. Given below are a few of the tests that we undertake in our projects.
Reputed geotechnical consultants test the soil to find out its load-bearing capacity. Using this information, our Structural Consultants design a suitable structure.
Using the right quality of water for construction is very important. We therefore test the water by sending samples to reputed laboratories to ensure suitability.
Pests like termites are known to cause severe damage if not controlled right from the very start. Hence, before the foundation work is done, we do Pest Control Treatment. Then we repeat the process at the ground floor level as well.
Certification of Structural Consultant
At each stage, the Structural Consultant inspects the steel reinforcement and certifies that the execution is strictly as per the design provided.
Usage of RMC
We use Ready-Mixed Concrete (RMC) which is produced in a centralized Automatic Batching Plant, where it undergoes stringent Quality Process Controls, right from the raw material to ultimate use.
7- and 28-day cube tests are performed to ensure that the concrete attains its desired strength.
While pouring concrete around the steel reinforcements, vibrators are used. This prevents the formation of voids or honeycombs which may corrode the steel.
Early de-shuttering may result in reducing the strength of the concrete. Columns, Slabs and Beams are de-shuttered as per the schedule provided by the structural consultant which is strictly followed.
Curing of Concrete
Fresh concrete must remain moist and wet for up to 14 days. Bunds of sand are erected on roof slabs to retain water, and columns and beams are tied with gunny sacks and kept soaked.
Soaked bricks are used, ensuring better binding with mortar and also helping to prevent cracks.
No brickwork beyond 1.2 meters per day
Bricks and mortar take time to settle, and hence no brickwork is done beyond 1.2 meters per day – otherwise, the strength of the wall is compromised.
Reinforcement in 4.5 inch brickwork
To strengthen the brickwall, one 6mm steel rod is inserted across the entire length of the wall after every four layers. This strengthens the brickwork and prevents cracks.
Concrete bands at Sill and Lintel Level for Windows
By using concrete bands at sill and lintel levels, the occurrence of cracks at the joints of the window frame is minimized.
Concrete Packing at Beam bottom and Brick wall tops
The top of the brickwork and the bottom of the beam is filled with concrete mixed with waterproofing compound and not mortar alone. This prevents dampness during monsoons and takes care of settlement and reduces incidence of cracks.
Conduits Plastered with Chicken Mesh
Any chasing done for conduits is initially packed with mortar and subsequently chicken mesh is applied on top and plastered along with the rest of the wall. This reduces the incidence of cracks.
After laying plumbing pipes and before plastering, all the pipes are pressure tested to ensure that there are no leakages.
All the toilets and utility areas are waterproofed by reputed waterpoofing agencies using leading brand of waterproofing chemicals. The sump and overhead tank are also waterproofed to ensure the quality of water.
Slope in Bathrooms
Proper and adequate slopes are given to ensure that the water flows away and does not stagnate or flow into the rooms.