Quick Drying of Cement
Harsheeta Shah

Harsheeta Shah, Student, Department of Civil Engineering, Sandip Foundation, Nasik (Maharashtra), India.
Manuscript received on 10 July 2016 | Revised Manuscript received on 21 July 2016 | Manuscript Published on 30 July 2016 | PP: 6-8 | Volume-6 Issue-2, July 2016 | Retrieval Number: B2327076216/16©BEIESP
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Abstract: Cement is a special blend of fast-setting cements, sand and gravel designed to set hard in approx. 20 to 40 minutes.Quick drying cement is useful for a number of jobs, including setting posts in the ground for fencing or for repairing cracks and holes in exterior walls. Several research projects have been carried out to investigate the moisture control process at the jobsite and the effect of moisture on cement while construction. The main goals of these projects have been how to avoid moisture problems during the building process on a jobsite, how to evaluate beforehand the drying time of cement and how to measure the moisture of structures. In the different countries, the moisture control of structures is done by using the relative humidity (RH) method.. Fast drying cement has been used for the floors of buildings and on different construction sites in Portland. By using high quality cement the risk of mould growth can be decreased not only during the building process but also during the occupancy of the building. The fast strength development of rapid drying cement can also be utilized especially during the winter in cast on site frames.
Keywords: Cement, Water Content, Concrete.

Scope of the Article: Concrete Engineering