[Tips'n'Bits]: Do You Know Which Cement Type To Buy & Use?

After completing all the requisite planning, fine tuning of budget as well as manpower arrangement for the repair/ modification works for his home, Mr. Singh's never anticipated that he'll be bombarded with a dozen of questions at the cement vendor's shop as what kind of cement he required for the works.

The technical jargon used by the vendor in naming the cement products were feeling like awkward bouncers and bodyliners that have undoubtedly troubled almost all the cricket batsmen on the field. Mr. Singh had never bothered in his planning as which kind of cement he would be requiring while carrying out the tedious planning. He had always known cement as cement, and never as:
  • OPC (Ordinary Portland Cement),
  • PPC (Pozzolana Portland Cement),
  • PSC (Pozzolana Slag Cement),
  • SRC (Sulphate Resisting Cement),
  • White Cement,
  • Quick Setting Cement, etc. etc. etc
Or in that matter of fact as:
  • 33-grade,
  • 43-grade, or
  • 53-grade.
Like Mr. Singh, the majority of masses and classes have no idea to similar queries of the cement vendors (barring the ordinary shopkeepers, who themselves don't know beyond the word- 'CEMENT'). The last resort left with Mr. Singh was to tell the vendor to give him whichever type the vendor felt right. And no doubt, like most of the vendors would have done in such a situation, Mr. Singh was handed over the type of cement bags, which had huge profit margins for the vendor.
  • HAVE YOU ALSO EXPERIENCED BEING LIKE Mr. SINGH'S AT SOME POINT OF TIME?
  • DO YOU ALSO HAVE PLANS TO GET CARRIED OUT SOME CEMENT BASED WORK IN THE NEAR FUTURE AND DON'T KNOW WHICH CEMENT PRODUCT TO BUY?
As we pointed out earlier, a number of people like you and me would identify themselves with Mr. Singh.

We suggest keep looking out for this space here on BRICKS-n-MORTAR wherein we would try to let you know the basics of CEMENT, and to what you require for different type of works.


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  1. Foremost, let me congratulate and thank you guys to come up with this noble idea of starting a blog in an arena in which very few would embark upon, and that too reasoning the fact that everybody relates to civil engineering in some way or the other.

    I was searching Google for some good suggestions for my home construction, and was lucky to come across your blog. Though your blog seems to be new, but its layout and starting content is nice.

    And to speak the truth, I really did find myself like being Mr. Singh of your blog post. Please do tell me what kind of cement I will be requiring for making my home in a rainy area. I would be grateful. I am also going to subscribe to your RSS feed for more useful articles. Thanks a lot.

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  2. Hey, also wanted to say that please suggest us with some home maintenance methods that we can easily carry out. Thanks again

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  3. I stay in Kerala near the back waters.
    Which type of cement I should use for constructing my house?
    -K. Jose

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  4. Anubha,

    You would be glad to know that we shall soon be bringing you a full series on 'home maintenance' spanning over couple of weeks. We are in talks with some of the best names in the technical blogosphere field who shall contribute extraordinary useful content here on bricks-n-mortar.com.

    Thanks for patronizing our blog.

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  5. Dear Mr. Jose,
    Thank you for writing in to us.
    We have sent you an email with the required details that you have sought. Hope you find the details useful.

    For any other information, please feel to ask anytime on any civil engineering issue.

    Regards,
    Team@Bricks-n-Mortar.com

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  6. Wat is the difference between type N and Type 1 or 10 cement. K. jose you should use type 10

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  7. Dear anonymous visitor,
    We appreciate your taking out precious time to post a comment and help another visitor, Mr. Jose.

    We have tried to discuss your query in our latest post. Hope you would contribute and make it more meaningful.
    Thanks & regards,
    Team@Bricks-n-Mortar

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  8. good information. i searched on google search as well as on yahoo search, and finally found this article which has helped me taking decision. good, keep it up

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  9. Good blog and nice informative stuff here.

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  10. Bang on. Got answer to this query here on your website after wasting sometime on other famous question-answer kind of big name websites like answer.com and yahoo etc. Followed google web search result on this query of mine and glad that landed on this website of you guys. Nice work and nice content. Having got the best answer to my query, I would like to recommend your website to all of my friends too.

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