Good Qualities of an Ideal Aggregate

Good Qualities of an Ideal Aggregate:

An ideal aggregate used for the manufacturing of concrete and mortar, should meet the following requirements.

  1. It should consist of natural stones, gravels and sand or in various combinations of these materials.
  2. It should be hard, strong and durable.
  3. It should be dense, clear and free from any coating.
  4. It should be free from injurious vegetable matters.
  5. It should not contain flaky (angular) and elongated pieces.
  6. It should not contain any material liable to attack steel reinforcement in case of reinforced concrete.

 

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