BETON Engineering Workshop designed and built the cottage in the western suburbs of Kiev. Geology of the site - complex, soils abyssal, subsidence, hydro-geological conditions led to the design strip foundations with a significant heel widening for sufficient load-bearing ability and resistance to subsidence. Foundations: monolithic reinforced concrete tape, below the depth of freezing. Walls: ceramic blocks. Floors: monolithic reinforced concrete. Roof: membrane, flat.
Laying of walls from ceramic blocks demands reinforcement of a laying in places stress concentrations. Of particular importance is the strength of construction mortar for laying ceramic blocks. The blocks have high strength on compression, but the wall is a joint work of blocks and mortar and from the latter depends on the strength and stability of the wall as a whole.