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Which is the Best Cement for house construction?  

Constructing a sturdy dwelling that can endure all types of weather is crucial for creating a comfortable home. 

A lot of thought and planning goes into home construction. From blueprints to raw materials, everything must be looked at with a sharp eye for a sublime final product. A team of experts work together to narrow down the finer details of the building. Taking into consideration such details as the cement, bricks, blocks, the depth of the foundation, and the materials for load-bearing beams is necessary when constructing a house, yet the most critical aspect of the planning is to select the cement for dream home construction.  

Types of cement

There are many types of cement. However, each has a different use. Here are a few types of cement to consider for building construction: 

Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC)

This cement has various grades with different applications. OPC is primarily used for residential construction. The kind of building dictates the grade of OPC used. While 33 grade is used for smaller structures, 44 grade is used for construction such as duplex houses and villas etc, and 53 grade is used exclusively for massive constructions like high-rise buildings. 

Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)

There is a cement with higher calibre cement than OPC in strength and resistance to corrosion. PPC is used for long-lasting constructions like hydraulic structures, marine works, dams, dykes, and retaining walls.  

Portland Slag Cement (PSC)

This cement is used in constructions susceptible to chemicals and saltwater. It has excellent corrosion resistance and is used to build structures like sewage pipes, water treatment plants and for building houses in coastal regions.  

White cement

It is Used in the décor and finer detailing of home interiors. However, it can be used in building construction as well.  

Hydrophobic Portland Cement

This is the best cement for construction, predominantly in places with high humidity or heavy rainfall.  

Sulphate Resisting Portland Cement (SRC)

As the name suggests, SRC is used to accommodate frequent sulphate attacks from water or soil as it is used in sewage disposal plants and water treatment plant construction.  

Things to consider when using cement in construction

  • PPC (Portland Pozzolana Cement) and PSC (Portland Slag Cement) are the best types of cement for house construction. It is well suited for high-grade, corrosion-resistant, long-term buildings. 
  • PPC (Portland Pozzolana Cement) is the best cement for roof concrete. A strong roof means no problems during harsh Indian summers and monsoons. 
  • For 1, 2 or 3 BHK houses, taking an average area of 1200 sq. ft, the quantity of cement required will be 110-160 bags. This number will increase or decrease on many other factors involved in the construction. 

Conclusion

Building a house is an important part of a family’s life, just as much as it is a significant benchmark for builders. The quality of a project can make or break the name and standards of the building company. Thus, it is essential to be mindful and create quality projects.  

FAQ  (note: Add FAQ toggle option in WordPress builder) 

1.Which is the best cement for house construction? (note: Add FAQ option in WordPress builder) 

The best cement for house construction is PSC (Portland Slag Cement). 

 

2. Which cement is best for the foundation? (note: Add FAQ option in WordPress builder) 

The best cement for building a foundation is PPC (Portland Pozzolana Cement). 

 

3. Which cement is best for the house slab? (note: Add FAQ option in WordPress builder) 

The best type of cement for concrete slabs is PPC (Portland Pozzolana Cement). 

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