Aggregate | Types of Aggregates
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Aggregate | Types of Aggregates

Aggregate | Types of Aggregates Aggregate The other important component of concrete is aggregate; the quality of aggregate defines the quality of concrete. Almost three-quarters of the total volume of concrete is taken by aggregate. Aggregate was considered as inert and cheap material, but in fact it is not totally inert. The main functions of…

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Admixtures | Types of concrete

Admixtures | Types of concrete Admixtures Admixtures are also known as Additives. These are the fourth ingredient of concrete, other than cement, aggregate and water. They are for many reasons in concrete like to increase the workability of concrete, to reduce the cost of concrete structures, to maintain the quality of concrete at different stages…

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Transportation and handling of concrete

Transportation and Handling of Concrete Once the concrete is ready on the site or it reaches to the site by trucks and loaders. The labor transport it to the working site where concreting is carried out. The transport the concrete using one of the following ways: Mortar pan Wheel barrow Chutes Dumpers Bucket and ropeway…

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Placing and Finishing Concrete

Placing and Finishing Concrete Some of the main requirements for the placing of concrete are: even spreading, concrete quality ensuring, balance on air content, homogeneity and water-cement ratio. The deliverables of placing is to avoid segregation and aid compaction of concrete. Concrete is a plastic material, so it can be molded into any shape. In…

Curing of Concrete | Advantages of Concrete
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Curing of Concrete | Advantages of Concrete

Curing of Concrete For the hardening of concrete through the setting of constituent components and to promote the reactions in the concrete, curing is carried out. Curing is needed for three main reasons, i.e. for the dissipation of heat, to reduce the moisture loss due to evaporation, and to maintain moisture for hydration. Curing helps…