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What is Cement?

What is cement17

Introduction

A cement can be simply defined that material, which works as a binder. It sets and hardens when it dries and is capable of reacting with carbon dioxide in the air while also being capable of binding other materials together. The term ‘cement’ can be traced back to Romans. The earliest version perhaps, dates back to third millennium B.C. where it was used in Mesopotamia.

How Does Cement Work?

Cement works by holding the materials together; rather binding them and this binding effect is achieved when it reacts with water. Over time, the chemical reaction continues to occur and it is said that the reaction is infinite (continues forever). Cement is used by making a mix of cement, sand and plaster of Paris.

Types of Cement

Applications of Cement

Precautionary Measures