What Are The Different Types of Portland Cement?
Continuing our exploration into the basics of concrete and cement, we explore the various types and uses of portland cement. Though all portland cement is basically the same, eight types of cement are manufactured to meet different physical and chemical requirements for specific applications:
Type I Cement
A general purpose portland cement suitable for most uses.
Type II Cement
Used for structures in water or soil containing moderate amounts of sulfate, or when heat build-up is a concern.
Type III Cement
Provides high strength at an early state, usually in a week or less.
Type IV Cement
Moderates heat generated by hydration that is used for massive concrete structures such as dams.
Type V Cement
Resists chemical attack by soil and water high in sulfates.
Types IA, IIA and IIIA Cements
Used to make air-entrained concrete. They have the same properties as types I, II, and III, except that they have small quantities of air-entrained materials combined with them.
White portland cement
Made from raw materials containing little or no iron or manganese, the substances that give conventional cement its gray color.
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