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How Cement Is Made

If there is too much water, the chemical reaction (hydration) that “cures” the cement in the concrete is adversely affected if there is too much...

Cement

A lower ratio leads to higher strength and durability, but may make the mix difficult to work with and form.If there is too much water,...

Cement manufacturing

While sand is the most common aggregate used to create concrete, you can also mix cement with gravel, crushed stone or even pieces of old...

Concrete Under Fire

The water cement ratio is the ratio of the weight of water to the weight of cement used in a concrete mix and has an...

Continental Cement

Hydration is a chemical reaction in which the major compounds in cement form chemical bonds with water molecules and become hydrates or hydration products. The...

Cement Properties and Characteristics

Hydration is a chemical reaction in which the major compounds in cement form chemical bonds with water molecules and become hydrates or hydration products. The...

Wikipedia

Roman concrete was based on a hydraulic-setting cement. Recently, it has been found that it materially differs in several ways from modern concrete which is...

Cement

Roman concrete is especially resistant to seawater. This is the main proof as to why cement and water mix is used as a bonding agent....

How to calculate the water

Adding water will form a paste that will bind the materials together until the mix hardens. The strength of the concrete is inversely proportional to...

Types of Portland Cement

Concrete Quality Control.The specimens of the concrete (cylinders) are tested to satisfy the conditions required at the construction site. After preparation, cylinders are cured to...