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How to construct a plinth beam

Plinth beam is constructed between the wall and foundation, which gives support to the walls. Plinth beam is a structure made of an RCC, which is placed between wall and foundation. If this beam is not constructed properly, there is risk of there being cracks in the walls. It is necessary to construct a plinth beam in the flood-prone area, else there is a possibility of the wall being weak and it may collapse.


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Step No.1

Generally, while constructing a plinth beam minimum

M20 grade concrete is used.

Step No.2

The depth of the plinth beam should be atleast

200 mm and its upper end should be higher

than the final ground level.

Step No.3

The shuttering position of the beam should be kept

solid before pouring the concrete. Give 25 mm cover

to the rods in the beam and fill the conrete after

properly compacting it.

Step No.4

Take note that, it is also necessary to do

curing of the beam.

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