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Field Density of Soil by Rubber Balloon Method

Rubber balloon test method is an in-situ test conducted to determine field density of soils especially compacted soils. Apparatus required, test procedure and calculations of rubber balloon method are explained in this article.Field Density of Soil ...

Test for Bleeding of Concrete

The relative quantity of mixing water, which will bleed from fresh concrete mix can be determined by the test for bleeding of concrete.Test for Bleeding of ConcreteApparatus

Lime Soil Stabilization Method and Factors Affecting it

Lime-Soil stabilization is the process of adding lime to the soil to improve its properties like density, bearing capacity etc. Various factors affecting lime-soil stabilization are soil type, lime type, lime content used, compaction, curing period and additives ...

Concrete Moisture and Vapor Test on Floors and Slabs

Concrete moisture and vapor tests are conducted to examine the presence and quantity of moisture in concrete floors and slabs. This is because moisture in concrete cause several problems for instance, discoloration, interrupt polymerization of products, and lead to delamination ...

Differences Between Coarse-Grained and Fine-Grained Soil

Coarse-grained soil and fine-grained soil are two different types of soil that can be identified based on their texture or ‘feel’ and particle size. It is very crucial to observe the range of particle sizes in soil as it heavily ...

Initial Setting Time and Final Setting Time of Concrete

Initial setting time of concrete is the time when cement paste starts hardening while final setting time is the time when cement paste has hardened sufficiently in such a way that 1 mm needle makes an impression on the paste in ...

Blended Cement – Characteristics, Types and Uses

Blended cement can be defined as uniform mix of ordinary Portland cement (OPC) and blending materials such as silica fumes, fly ash, limestone and slag to enhance its properties for different uses. Blended cement can improve workability, strength, durability and ...