Concrete Basics A Guide To Concrete Practice
Concrete Materials,Concrete Properties,Concrete Testing,Ordering Concrete,Proportioning and Mixing Concrete,
Planning and Site Preparation,Transporting and Placing Concrete,Compacting Concrete,Finishing Concrete,
Curing Concrete,Joints in Concrete,Hot and Cold Weather Concreting,Surface Finishes on Concrete,
Defects in Concrete,Removing Stains from Concrete,Cracking in Concrete,Reinforced Concrete, Formwork
CONCRETE is made by mixing:
COARSE AND FINE AGGREGATES
ADMIXTURES (if required).
The aim is to mix these materials in measured
amounts to make concrete that is easy to:
and which will set, and harden, to give a strong
and durable product.
The amount of each material (ie cement, water and
aggregates) affects the properties of hardened concrete.