What is concrete grinding? How to do it? 

What is concrete grinding?

Whether you prefer to go for exposed concrete floors or you have recently bought a precast concrete countertop, you would be annoyed and worried by the roughness in the concrete finish. The only thing you can do about it is; concrete grinding and polishing. Besides removing imperfections and roughness of the concrete surface, there are … Read more

Air entraining agents – Definition – 5 Types

We intentionally entrain microscopic air bubbles in concrete to enhance its durability against freeze and thaw. Air entraining agent or pore-forming agents are admixtures that are used to incorporate air into the concrete mix. They enhance the workability of concrete and improve resistance against salt scaling or freeze and thawing. Definition In normal concrete, the … Read more

Concrete Definition – 3 Basic Components – Grades

Concrete definition

So, you’re one of the future constructors and are wondering what is concrete definition in civil engineering. Well, in simple terms, concrete is a composite material or a mixture of fine and coarse aggregate that is bonded together by cement paste. The aggregate – both fine and coarse, are termed as filler content while the … Read more

Physical Properties of Cement to surprise you

physical-properties-of-cement

Do you know cement concrete is the world’s most consumed man-made construction material? Yes! After water it’s the most consumed material on the universe and all is just because of the unique physical properties of cement. So without wasting our time lets jump straight to know what the physical properties of cement are that makes … Read more

Bogues Compounds in Cement and their Significance or Uses

Different Bogue's Compounds in Cement Details

Bogues compounds are responsible for initial setting of the cement grout. These compounds have been researched extensively by an American chemist named Rober Herman Bogue (R.H. Bogue) who is well known for his books on The Chemistry of Portland Cement and the Chemistry and Technology of Gelatin and Glue. After his extensive research, Bogue has … Read more

Soundness Test of Cement by Le-Chatelier Apparatus (BONUS TIPS)

Apparatus for Soundness of Cement by Le-Chatelier

Soundness test of cement by Le-Chatelier apparatus is very easy but very important test along with many other quality tests on cement. Before going to the exact details, procedure and calculations of soundness test of cement by Le-Chatelier apparatus, let’s first discuss about the overview of soundness. A sound cement doesn’t undergo volumetric changes i.e. … Read more