Buildings and Upkeep; Factory Location and Construction, Construction Details That Increase Efficiency, Factory Maintenance

Buildings and Upkeep; Factory Location and Construction, Construction Details That Increase Efficiency, Factory Maintenance

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ...to interior partitions, particularly around inclosures, where their thinness is an advantage. When wide stifiening uprights are used, however, which carry a facing of mesh covered with plaster on either side, a double wall is produced, comparable in fire-resisting and heat-and sound-insulating properties with the best alternative and less expensive than most. In fact, this construction makes a superior division or exterior wall of moderate first and low final cost. ECONOMIES IN BUILDING UNDERGROUND WALLS AND BASEMENTS cents FOR that part of the wall which extends underground, solid concrete is now standard. In case of single-story structures without wall or lintel beams, this serves as a foundation for the side-walls and is carried sufficiently above grade so that rainwater will not soak into the plane of junction. Ordinarily it is made wider, and the extra width is put on the outside to form a water-table. A little latitude also is given thereby in laying up the topping wall. Extra width may be necessary to insure stability, depending on the depth it is necessary to go in order to obtain a good foimdation. This is an essential consideration, if the floor is below grade or plans call for a basement floor. In this case the wall below ground must be proportioned to sustain earth thrust. A thickness in inches equal to three-tenths the depth in inches below ground level roughly is required. That the basement shall be watertight also is an important feature. Concrete properly proportioned, mixed and placed, is sufficiently proof against seepage even under considerable pressure. Often, as an additional precaution, some waterproofing compound is added to the mixture, and it is always well, if the wall will be subjected to moisture constantly
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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236858425
  • 9781236858429