What is Cement and what does it do?
With cement being an important ingredient in the construction industry, it has become imperative to learn more about its uses. There are many uses of cement: road construction, ground-level structures like bridges and buildings, and above-grade foundations. Also, it is used for building dams and water systems for irrigation as well as for creating concrete slurry for concrete mixing systems within buildings.
Here are some industrial uses of cement:
To Construct Hydrographic and Frost-Resistant Structures
There are many types of hydrographic concrete which can be used for different purposes. For example, the ones used in construction and marine works require more strength as well as high performance. They must resist damage from heat, cold temperatures, and weather extremes. To construct some water-retaining structures, it is important to use various types of hydrographic concretes because they have various properties like resistance to frost, carbonation, and alkali. They need to be resistant to moisture damage so that they remain intact under harsh conditions such as heavy rains or extreme temperatures during the winter season.
Preparing Cement Mortar
Cement Mortar is a paste prepared by adding a given quantity of water to a sand and cement mixture. Sand is considered an adulterant, whereas cement is denoted as the matrix. It is the best binding material that offers excellent bonding and water-resisting properties. Cement mortar is used in a wide range of construction projects to solve the problem of moisture ingress, as well as providing strength, durability, and high aesthetic values. Plastering is achieved by cement mortar to ensure the structure has a smooth finish. Cement molds are made using cement mortar and come in different shapes, including stone molding molds, brick molding molds, etc. Cement molds are used for sealing joints between bricks or stones or even for plastering the building structure to ensure that it looks attractive.
Manufacturing Precast Members
Cement is the main ingredient used to make all kinds of concrete products. It is also used in precast manufactured products such as highway guardrails, bridges, culverts, and water tanks. It is applied to the surface of the castings and forms a strong bond with all types of grout. The exact type and quality of cement used depends on which end product is being manufactured.
To Build Heat and Chemical-Proof Structures
Information about building heat and chemical-proof structures will help the process. In order to prevent fire accidents and withstand high temperatures, industrial supplies must be constructed using fire-resistant materials such as cement. High alumina cement is considered ideal when making concrete for those structures subjected to high temperatures. Different chemicals in chemical industries may cause structural damage if inadequate resistance exists. Acid-resistant cement is suitable in this case, whereas sulfate-resistant cement is crucial for constructing under marine or sewage-carrying structures.
For Aesthetic Structures
Aesthetic Structures offers a variety of colored cement products for your projects—both for indoor and outdoor purposes. For example, red and blue cement are for the stair treads and window sill slabs, as well as a red option that can be used on decorative wall surfaces. The coloring is added during industrial supplies manufacturing, it is recommended that the coloring agent should not exceed 10%.
Building a structure using cement has numerous benefits. It can be used in the listed industrial applications and is affordable and easy to transport. We have years of experience with concrete, so talk to us about the most suitable concrete for your next project!