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Category : Concrete Types in Construction

Various types of concrete for different purpose, their mix proportions, properties, strength and durability and uses in construction.

Burnished Concrete – Types, Uses and Benefits

Burnished concrete is conventional concrete trowelled more than twice to make the concrete surface hard-wearing with a durable finish and a great surface lustre. It is majorly used in residential and commercial buildings.

Expansion Joint in Concrete – Types and Characteristics

Expansion joints are placed in concrete to prevent expansive cracks formed due to temperature change. Concrete undergoes expansion due to high temperature when in a confined boundary which leads to cracks.Expansion joints are provided in slabs, pavements, buildings, bridges, sidewalks, railway tracks, piping ...

Quick Setting Cement- Phenomenon and Uses.

It is one of the type of cements where the initially set in 5 mins and final set is achieved in 30 mins, which is used in the special conditions of construction like in running water. In this article we ...

Portland Pozzolana Cement – Manufacture, Properties and Uses

Portland Pozzolana cement is integrated cement which is formed by synthesising OPC cement with pozzolanic materials in a certain proportion. It is commonly known as PPC cement. In this article we discuss about the properties, manufacture, characteristics, advantages and disadvantages ...