Cement is a very useful binding material in construction. The applications of cement over various fields of construction have made it a very important civil engineering material.

Use of cement

Some of the numerous functions of cement are given below.

  1. It is used in mortar for plastering, masonry work, pointing, etc.
  2. It is used for making joints for drains and pipes.
  3. It is used for water tightness of structure.
  4. It is used in concrete for laying floors, roofs and constructing lintels, beams, stairs, pillars etc.
  5. 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.
  6. It is used for precast pipes manufacturing, piles, fencing posts etc.
  7. It is used in the construction of important engineering structures such as bridges, culverts, dams, tunnels, lighthouses etc.
  8. It is used in the preparation of foundations, watertight floors, footpaths etc.
  9. It is employed for the construction of wells, water tanks, tennis courts, lamp posts, telephone cabins, roads etc.

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