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Since 1991

(916) 338-3251

California Contractor's License 619868

What Is Cement & What Is Concrete?

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There is a difference between Cement and Concrete

Cement is an ingredient that when mixed with rock & sand (aggregate) and water it becomes concrete. The history of cement can be traced back to ancient Egyptian times. Through out the ages all the great empires such as the Romans and the Greeks have contributed into the cement making process. The cement that is recognized all over the world today is what is called "Portland" cement.

In the early 1800's, a man named Joseph Aspdin, applied for a patent for a material he produced by firing finely ground clay and limestone which he called "Portland Cement". Since then over the years cement has been modified to what is used today.

The name "Portland Cement" is derived from its similarity to portland stone, which is a type of building stone that was quarried on the Isle of Portland in Dorset, England.

Portland cement is a manufactured product, obtained by burning a finely ground mixture of lime, silica, alumina and iron oxide. These properties are combined and burned in kilns at a temperature approaching 3000 degrees. The product of the burning is called “clinker,” which after grinding is known as Portland Cement.

 

What is Sub base?

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Sub base is a layer of aggregate material laid on the sub grade. The sub base is often the main load bearing layer of the concrete (pavement). It's the role to spread the sub base evenly over the sub grade.

The material used may be either unbound granular, such as crushed stone, sand or cement bound. The quality of sub base is very important for the useful life of the pavement.

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What Is Fibermesh Reinforcement?

Fibermesh is a product that is mixed into the concrete ready mix. Fibermesh was formulated to address early age cracking problems.


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All State Concrete
Sacramento Concrete Contractor

Since 1991

(916) 338-3251

California Contractor's License 619868


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