What Is Meant By The “Flexural Strength of Concrete”?

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What Is The Flexural Strength Of Concrete? The flexural strength of concrete is one measure of the tensile strength of unreinforced concrete. It refers to the ability of the concrete beam or slab that is being tested to resist bending. It is measured in Modulus of Rupture (MR), a measurement that is used to inform…
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How Is Al Manaratain Keeping Customers & Employees COVID-Safe?

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With the number of COVID-19 cases rising across Bahrain, we would like to reassure all our customers that we have strict regulations in place to keep both employees and customers safe. As one of the leading construction companies in Bahrain, we take our health and safety responsibilities very seriously and hope to set a model…
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How Is The Tensile Strength Of Concrete Measured?

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When a concrete structure is designed, it’s very important that the concrete is tested for various properties. This is to make sure that it will be safe and that it can withstand a certain amount of wear. One of the most important properties to be measured is the compressive strength of concrete; the other is…
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Al Manaratain FAQ: How Long Do Concrete Pavers Last?

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A frequently asked question we always get asked here at Al Manaratain is: How long do concrete pavers last? This is a great question as the lifespan of products that construction companies in Bahrain use can vary greatly. In short, concrete pavers and concrete paving blocks usually last anywhere from 50 – 100 years. However,…
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5 Benefits Of Using Prestressed Concrete In Construction Projects

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Prestressed concrete first became popular in Europe after World War 2, where it was used as the material of choice for reconstruction. Since then, it has continued to be used frequently in construction projects around the world due to the strength and durability it provides in comparison to other reinforced concrete products. Concrete is ‘prestressed’…
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Why Quality Control Is Important In Construction Projects

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Why is quality control important in construction? This is a frequently asked question for us here at Al Manaratain, and there are a few factors which need to be explained to fully answer this question. First off, let’s start by taking a look at what we mean by ‘quality control‘. Al Manaratain has established and…
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What Is Al Manaratain Artificial Stone & How Is It Made?

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Al Manaratain artificial stone is accepted as the economic and environmental alternative to natural stone. All stone products combine the look and feel of traditional stone with the high performance, long life, low maintenance qualities of modern materials. The benefits of using artificial stone compared to natural stone are much greater. For example: Aesthetically Versatile…
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What Is Meant By “Compressive Strength of Concrete”?

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Before concrete is used in a construction project, different tests are run to test the strength and properties of the concrete. This is to ensure that the concrete product meets the necessary requirements for the job specification. After all, the properties of the concrete will determine the longevity, cost and other essential aspects of the…
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Polished vs Sealed Concrete Floors- What’s the Difference?

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More often than not, people don’t think there is a difference between polished vs sealed concrete floors. After all, at first glance both these concrete products can look very similar. This means that trying to differentiate between the two can feel like playing a very tough game of spot the difference. Although polished vs sealed…
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