Cement is a very useful binding material in construction. The applications of cement in various fields of construction have made it a very important civil engineering material.

Some of the numerous functions of cement are given below.

  1. It is used in mortar for plastering, masonry work, pointing, etc.
  2. It is used for making joints for drains and pipes.
  3. It is used for the water-tightness of the structure.
  4. It is used in concrete for laying floors, and roofs and constructing lintels, beams, stairs, pillars, etc.
  5. It is used where a hard surface is required for the protection of exposed surfaces of structures against the destructive agents of the weather and certain organic or inorganic chemicals.
  6. It is used for precast pipes manufacturing, piles, fencing posts, etc.
  7. It is used in the construction of important engineering structures such as bridges, culverts, dams, tunnels, lighthouses, etc.
  8. It is used in the preparation of foundations, watertight floors, footpaths, etc.
  9. It is employed for the construction of wells, water tanks, tennis courts, lamp posts, telephone cabins, roads, etc.

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