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WATER CEMENT RATIO
Most people aspire to build their own dream home. However, home construction is time consuming and demands a lot of attention to multiple things at the same time. Additionally, most people don’t have enough information or experience when it comes to home construction. This often leads to doubts, worries and confusion. One element that may baffle people is the fact that cement is the most essential raw material for home construction. To ease their worries, we address the customer’s needs and are with them in every stage of their home construction providing them with guidance and information.
Did you know that the water to cement ratio plays an important influence on the quality of concrete affecting its strength and durability? But what is water-cement ratio?
Water to cement ratio plays a vital role in the quality of concrete
Water Cement Ratio is the ratio of weight of water to weight of cement in a concrete mix. It has an important influence on the quality of concrete produced. Ideal water cement ratio is 22-23 i.e. (1 bag of cement: 22-23 ltr water).
Ideal water cement ratio is 1 bag of cement: 22-23ltr water
A lower ratio leads to higher strength and durability, but may make the mix difficult to work with and form. Too much water will result in segregation of the sand and aggregates in concrete. It makes the concrete slurry which will escape through the joints of the Formwork.In the table below, you can see what you can achieve with different water-cement ratios
|0.38-0.4||Becomes too hard too soon|
|0.4-0.5||Ideal for ease of use|
|>0.5||Ideal for ease of use|
Find the ideal water-cement ratio with the Slump Test
For better results always use Birla A1 Premium Cement. With ideal water-cement ratio it makes your concrete strong and durable. And watch our 2 minute video on Water-Cement Ratio so that you can have a Happy Home Building!