SUBSTRUCTURE

SUBSTRUCTURE

The part of your home which is below the ground level is called Substructure. It mainly consists of foundation for your home, columns and walls below the ground level. Nowadays, multi-storey structures have basement parking and these basements are also included in the Substructure.
The main function of the Substructure is to support and anchor the superstructure safely into the Earth. Its function shows that it is the critical link in the distribution of building loads and as it is below the ground it is hidden from the view. It must be designed to accommodate both the form and layout of the superstructure. So, though the Substructure is hidden beneath the ground it needs special attention in designing.

Substructure stage is made up of various sub-stages like:

  • Excavation
  • Levelling & P.C.C. for foundation
  • R.C.C. for foundation
  • R.C.C. columns up to plinth level
  • Backfilling of excavated earth

Substructure should be preferably completed before the rainy season to:

  • Avoid accumulation of rainwater in the excavated areas
  • Give proper time for natural compaction of backfilled earth

Time required to complete the Substructure:

  • Approx. 21 days for a 750 sq. ft. home and approx. 30 days for a 1000 sq. ft. home
  • Excavation, levelling & P.C.C. should not take more than 5 days
  • Curing in footing should be carried out for 7 days
  • Storage of different materials like excavated earth, cement, sand, aggregates and reinforcement in limited available space
  • Preparing small quantities of concrete

Nuvoco has various products that can be used while building the Substructure. You can select any product as per your requirement.

InstaMix

  • InstaMix is a ready-to-use concrete available in 35 kg bags
  • The contractor has to just shake the bag, open it and pour the concrete at the desired location
  • Use of InstaMix will eliminate procurement and storage of different raw materials
  • InstaMix bags can be ordered even for small concrete volumes

Zero M Water Shield

  • It is an integral waterproofing compound mixed with cement at the time of concreting
  • It helps in waterproofing of R.C.C. elements which will be buried inside the ground and subjected to moisture at all times

Zero M Cover Blocks

  • Cover blocks are made of concrete whose strength is more than the strength of structural members like columns, beams & slabs
  • As the blocks are made of concrete, they ensure better bonding with poured concrete

Concreto Green / Duraguard Microfiber / Duraguard RapidX

Different types of cement can be used in all structural applications of the building.

For example:
You can use Duraguard RapidX, if you want to increase the speed of construction since this is a fast setting cement.

OR

You can use Duraguard Microfiber, if you want to minimise shrinkage cracks on the surface of the concrete.

OR

You can use Concreto Green, if you have water shortage as it consumes 25% less water and gives 70% more strength.

Note: You can mix Zero M Water Shield with any of the above cement products in given proportions if you want the entire floor to be waterproof.

The part of your home which is below the ground level is called Substructure. It mainly consists of foundation for your home, columns and walls below the ground level. Nowadays, multi-storey structures have basement parking and these basements are also included in the Substructure.
The main function of the Substructure is to support and anchor the superstructure safely into the Earth. Its function shows that it is the critical link in the distribution of building loads and as it is below the ground it is hidden from the view. It must be designed to accommodate both the form and layout of the superstructure. So, though the Substructure is hidden beneath the ground it needs special attention in designing.

Substructure stage is made up of various sub-stages like:

  • Excavation
  • Levelling & P.C.C. for foundation
  • R.C.C. for foundation
  • R.C.C. columns up to plinth level
  • Backfilling of excavated earth

Substructure should be preferably completed before the rainy season to:

  • Avoid accumulation of rainwater in the excavated areas
  • Give proper time for natural compaction of backfilled earth

Time required to complete the Substructure:

  • Approx. 21 days for a 750 sq. ft. home and approx. 30 days for a 1000 sq. ft. home
  • Excavation, levelling & P.C.C. should not take more than 5 days
  • Curing in footing should be carried out for 7 days
  • Storage of different materials like excavated earth, cement, sand, aggregates and reinforcement in limited available space
  • Preparing small quantities of concrete

Nuvoco has various products that can be used while building the Substructure. You can select any product as per your requirement.

InstaMix

  • InstaMix is a ready-to-use concrete available in 35 kg bags
  • The contractor has to just shake the bag, open it and pour the concrete at the desired location
  • Use of InstaMix will eliminate procurement and storage of different raw materials
  • InstaMix bags can be ordered even for small concrete volumes

Zero M Water Shield

  • It is an integral waterproofing compound mixed with cement at the time of concreting
  • It helps in waterproofing of R.C.C. elements which will be buried inside the ground and subjected to moisture at all times

Zero M Cover Blocks

  • Cover blocks are made of concrete whose strength is more than the strength of structural members like columns, beams & slabs
  • As the blocks are made of concrete, they ensure better bonding with poured concrete

Concreto Green / Duraguard Microfiber / Duraguard RapidX

Different types of cement can be used in all structural applications of the building.

For example:
You can use Duraguard RapidX, if you want to increase the speed of construction since this is a fast setting cement.

OR

You can use Duraguard Microfiber, if you want to minimise shrinkage cracks on the surface of the concrete.

OR

You can use Concreto Green, if you have water shortage as it consumes 25% less water and gives 70% more strength.

Note: You can mix Zero M Water Shield with any of the above cement products in given proportions if you want the entire floor to be waterproof.