Qualities of Good Concrete





QUALITIES  OF GOOD CONCRETE

 

GOOD CONCRETE SHOULD BE HAVING GIVEN QUALITIES.

 

Strong



Durable

Watertight

Workable

Dense

Resist Wear and Tear



 

Concrete

 

Strong

The concrete should be strong in compression and it will be weak in tension. And concrete used in a construction of load carrying for different structures same like dames, construction of bridges, pair and abutment of bridges etc. In these structure we must be used steel bar with concrete to extend the strength of concrete. Then it will be able to resist the loads.

Durability

The concrete should be able to against of weather action, such a wind, rain, storm and variation of temperature. So when we used the concrete in the construction of dames, sewer line or in sea water then it should be able to withstand of the action of chemical salts. Then the concrete will be safe from environmental problems.

Watertight

When we use the concrete In Construction of water like culvert , retaining wall , dames or in water canal  so in these construction the use of concrete is very necessary so there for the concrete must be watertight the against of water. If the concrete is not watertight with construction of water palaces. then those steel bars which we used in the concrete it can be rust (corrosion). Then structure will become fail.

Workability

The concrete must be easily workable in using of construction. For that we have to use the water in limit. Then concrete will be workable and strong. But if the water ratio is max in the concrete so it’s making segregation of course aggregate and fine aggregate. And the max water ratio result is also bleeding of concrete. When the concrete making bleeding then the concrete strength is becomes loss.

Density

The concrete must be compacted and there should be no voids or hollow left in the concrete. And the weight of concrete must be 3000kg/cu meter. So that is the good quality of concrete.

Resist to Wear and Tear

When we used concrete in the construction of road and floor, so the concrete must be able abrasive for well. If the concrete is not able to resist with different problems so that will be not the good properties of concrete.

Written by : Engr Sami Ullah Stanikzai  Source