9. Impedes carbonation
10. Reduce creep and cracks
11. Reduces permeability and voids
12. Reduces micro cracking
13. Autogenously healing, fatigue properties
14. Reduces freeze-thaw damages
15. Self compression properties
16. Increases abrasion resistance
Precautions while transporting cement
- Carry bags in clean vehicle which is not dustier or on earth etc. as it reduces
the strength of cement.
- Take cement bags under covered Polythene or ‘Tarpaulin’ during monsoon season.
- Labor should not tear bags while loading and unloading cement bags.
Precautions while stacking/storing cement
- Store cement in moist proof area otherwise quality of cement will be affected
- Stack cement bags in dry, leak proof and moisture proof shed/fumes
- Place cement bags on dry brick floors, wooden crates or planks
- Don’t place cement bags on the earth in any case
- Don’t make stack of bags higher than 10 bags to avoid lumps under pressure
- Don’t stack up cement bags with outer walls to protect it from dampness
- Pile up cement bags from different manufacturer separately
- Make use of cement on first come first serve basis
- Cover cement bags with polythene during monsoon season
- Keep cement bags close to each other to reduce air circulation