What are the physical properties of cement?
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Cement is a fine, grey powdery substance made from calcium, silicates, aluminates and ferrites. It is a hydraulic material which hardens when mixed with water. Physical properties of cement include:
1. High compressive strength
2. High tensile strength
3. Low shrinkage
4. High durability
5. Good workability
6. Increased resistance to chemicals
7. High heat of hydration
8. Low permeability