Basics of building materials - Cement decoded
Before putting our hands into cement, let’s arrive at unison as to what is cement.
First of all, cement is not concrete. Cement is not mortar.Cement + aggregates + water = concrete.Cement + sand + water = mortar.
Now, what is cement?
Cement is a binding agent that binds aggregates to make concrete and mortar.
Next, what is cement made of?
Cement is made of limestone, clay, gypsum and other materials.
By the way, who invented cement?
While the use of a binding substance, a cement-like substance in construction dates back to the Babylonians era, William Aspdin invented the modern Portland cement – the most common...