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Old 07-26-2010, 07:09 PM   #1
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What Is PORTLAND Cement?


Can anyone tell me what is Portland cement? As opposed to any other kind of cement.
Also, has anyone heard of Cal? This is a fine white powder that is added to all cement/sand mixtures here in Mexico.
Actually, whether they are batching up a mortar for bricks or concrete for a floor or sidewalk, they add very little cement. Mostly Cal and sand.

I am preparing to put in the concrete floors in my house and I tell them I want 3/1/1 (sand/cement/gravel). They tell me using gravel is a waste of money and not needed.

Any comments?

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Paul

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What Is PORTLAND Cement?


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portland_cement

http://www.cement.org/basics/concret..._aggregate.asp

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