Monthly Archives: May 2014

How Portland Cement is Produced

Portland cement is the most common type of cement used throughout the world and is the key components in concrete, mortar and stucco. It is the paste that is used to bind the aggregate (made from different types of sand … Continue reading

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High-Strength Concrete

The design of a project determines the performance requirements of the concrete in terms of the compressive strength needed and level of durability to withstand weather conditions. High-strength concrete is defined as having a compressive strength of 6,000 psi (40 … Continue reading

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Why Concrete Uses Different Aggregates

Concrete is a mixture of cement, aggregates, and water.  The aggregate used in concrete is an inert material that accounts for 60 to 75% of the volume and 70 to 85% of the weight.   It is imperative to use the … Continue reading

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