What is coping in construction

Coping  is a structure which is constructed on top of  Wing-walls, Return-walls, Boundary walls & parapet wall etc. to protect the masonry.

The main purpose of providing coping is to drain off the rain water during rainy season & improves  aesthetics of the structure/wall.

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It made on the top and it carry the slope 1:20 from the center in both side. Coping is provided by laying  lean concrete and also reinforcement is needed it should mainly take care of crack in the parapet wall. Stones and different kind of tiles are also used for this purpose. 

It is  also  provides at any level of high raise buildings for good  look now a days some buildings gives architectural view through the coping only.

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