Some of the numerous functions of cement are given below.
- It is used in mortar for plastering, masonry work, pointing, etc.
- It is used for making joints for drains and pipes.
- It is used for water tightness of structure.
- It is used in concrete for laying floors, roofs and constructing lintels, beams, stairs, pillars etc.
- It is used where a hard surface is required for the protection of exposed surfaces of structures against the destructive agents of the weather and certain organic or inorganic chemicals.
- It is used for precast pipes manufacturing, piles, fencing posts etc.
- It is used in the construction of important engineering structures such as bridges, culverts, dams, tunnels, light houses etc.
- It is used in the preparation of foundations, water tight floors, footpaths etc.
- It is employed for the construction of wells, water tanks, tennis courts, lamp posts, telephone cabins, roads etc.