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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The Different Types Of Ready Mix Concrete & Their Advantages

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Concrete is a major consideration for most construction projects and with 9 main types of concrete available, finding the type that is right for your job is an important first step. At Al Manaratain, we have a number of concrete products available, including precast concrete, concrete blocks, and concrete pavers, as well as ready mix.…
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Al Manaratain’s Solar-Powered Vision For The Future

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The need for renewable energies – such as solar and wind –  has grown exponentially in recent years, as fossil fuels quickly run out. The Kingdom of Bahrain’s Sustainable Energy Unit (SEU) estimates in its 2017 National Renewable Energy Action Plan (NREAP) that the reserves of oil and natural gas have projected lifetimes of 11…
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What Are Lightweight Blocks & What Are They Used For?

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There are many materials that can be used in the construction of exterior walls, including concrete, brick and wood. However, in recent years Light Weight Blocks have become a popular choice for a number of reasons. Hard-wearing, robust and durable, Al Manaratain lightweight blocks are made using LECA® Lightweight Expanded Clay Aggregate, a material with…
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