6 Way to Check Good Quality of Cement on Site - Civil Engineering

Thursday, 4 July 2019

6 Way to Check Good Quality of Cement on Site

To make concrete, there are three main ingredients that are cement, aggregate and water. So, to make good concrete, the quality of the cement should be good. 

Following are the way by which you can check the quality of cement on site:

6 Way to Check Good Quality of Cement on Site

1. A good cement will be always grey colour, with a light greenish shade.

2. You will feel smooth when you rub the cement in between the two fingers.

3. If you feel cool, not warm after you insert your hand into the cement bag, so the quality of cement will be good.

4. If a hand full of cement is thrown in a bucket of water, first it should be float for some time on the surface of the water before it sinks.

5. A thin past of cement with water should feel sticky when rubbed between the fingers.

6. A good quality cement always should be free from any types of lumps, which are mostly formed due to the absorption of moisture from the atmosphere.