Recommended Concrete Mixes for Various Types of Construction

Nature of Work:

General R.C Building work subjected to ordinary stresses such as beams, slabs, columns, panel walls, basement and retaining walls, stairs, lintels, sills, roads, pavements, drive ways, side walls, floor steps, bunkers and silos, bridge construction, dams and piers etc., Exposed to action of water and frost, machine foundations subjected to vibrations, R.C footings, R.C piers.

Mixture recommended Volume Proportion:

Mix Ratio is 1:2:4.

Maximum size of aggregate to use:

½” to 1 ½” as required.

Water in gallons per bag of Cement:

0.6 to 6½.

Best Consistency:

Stiff for rods and medium for others.

 

Nature of Work:

Long span R.C. Arches High Load R.C Columns

Mixture recommended Volume Proportion:

1:1:2

Maximum size of aggregate to use:

1/2″ TO 3/4″

Water in gallons per bag of Cement:

3.5 to 4.0

Best Consistency:

Medium

 

Nature of Work:

Heavily stressed members of structures, small precast work such as posts and poles for fencing, telegraphs signals, gardens, furniture and decorative and other work of very thin sections, watertight constructions for high heads, long piles.

Mixture recommended Volume Proportion:

1:2:2

Maximum size of aggregate to use:

1/2″ to 3/4″

Water in gallons per bag of Cement:

4.5 to 5.0

Best Consistency:

Medium OR soft

 

Nature of Work:

R.C columns and members subjected to medium loads, wall and floors of reservoir and tanks, CISTERNS, SEWERS, WELL KERBS AND PLATFORMS and other watertight constructions, for moderate heads, non- surfaced roof slabs, concrete deposited under water.1:3:2

Mixture recommended Volume Proportion:

1:3:2

Maximum size of aggregate to use:

3/4″ Strong>

Water in gallons per bag of Cement:

5.5

Best Consistency:

Medium

 

Nature of Work:

Mass concrete work in culverts, retaining walls, compound walls and ordinary machine basis, foundation walls above ground dams, compound

Mixture recommended Volume Proportion:

1: 3:5

Maximum size of aggregate to use:

1:2

Water in gallons per bag of Cement:

7.5

Best Consistency:

Still or Medium

 

Nature of Work:

Mass concrete work for heavy walls, foundations under column footings walls and under heavy duty floors, concrete blocks and hollow block construction.

Mixture recommended Volume Proportion:

1: 4:8

Maximum size of aggregate to use:

1 1/2″ to 2 1/2″

Water in gallons per bag of Cement:

1 to 10.5

Best Consistency:

Medium

 

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