What’s The Difference Between Plain Concrete & Reinforced Concrete?

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Concrete is the most widely used material worldwide for construction and has been for centuries. As society has progressed, so too have the building materials we use and that has led to quite a bit of variety in term of the types of concrete we now have available. The most common two are plain concrete…
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Interlock Paving Vs. Stamped Concrete: The Pros & Cons

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The Al Manaratain sales team are often asked which style of the driveway we recommend out of interlock pavers or stamped concrete and it’s always a difficult question to answer. Both options have a long list of pros and cons as well as areas that they excel over the other. Depending on the project you…
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Al Manaratain Celebrate Bahrain National Day 2019 With A Special Offer

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To celebrate Bahrain National Day 2019 and the opening of the new Al Manaratain block factory in Hidd, we are offering discounted rates on several concrete block products Based in the Salman industrial area on Moharaqu island, our new Block Factory will allow us to reach more of our customers more directly and efficiently, cutting…
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What Is Cladding In Construction?

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When it comes to cladding in construction, the numbers of uses are only outweighed by the numerous types of cladding available. The most widespread use of cladding is an extra layer of protection for the building from the elements, giving another barrier against the effects of wind and rain. It also, depending on the material,…
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The Effects Of pH & Moisture On Concrete

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Moisture and pH changes are the leading cause of damage to concrete in all its forms around the world. Owing to its porous structure moisture can seep into concrete relatively easily contributing to changes in pH level and also increasing the onset of what is known as carbonation. How pH Affects Concrete The pH scale…
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Why Do Concrete Mixer Trucks Have Spinning Drums?

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While commonly referred to as ‘cement mixers’ or ‘cement trucks’ by the general public, the trucks you see on the road with big rotating drums are actually mixing concrete of which cement is just one component. These trucks are known as ‘concrete mixers’ or ‘Ready-Mix concrete trucks’ within the industry, with concrete being a generic…
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What is Portland Cement & How is it Used?

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When it boils down to it, options and varieties for cement for construction sites and infrastructure aren’t exactly endless. Cement has been around since the Roman Empire, and it literally changed how cities were built. Cement is one of the most common components on every building site, so it’s important to understand the differences and…
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What’s The Difference Between Non-Hydraulic & Hydraulic Cement?

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When it comes to building materials, one of the industry’s most common, versatile and necessary staples is cement. Meant to either bind or stand alone as a structural component on its own, cement has been around dating all the way back to the Romans. To this day, cement remains one of the most important building…
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Choosing Between Precast Concrete & Ready-Mix

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When it comes to your major projects, we know there’s a lot of options to choose from. It’s no surprise that even things like the type of concrete you may use might be up for consideration. At Al Manaratain, we’re proud to be able to offer both precast concrete and ready-mix options for your construction…
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