As it is necessary to understand thoroughly the relative values of the various binding agents used in concrete making, I have endeavoured to give the most reliable information re garding them, so that those desirous of further investigating the subject may command the necessary initiatory knowledge for their purpose. Such information is' of necessity limited; but it may lead to a desire for more accurate knowledge, and thereby disencumber the subj ect of the dogmatism with which it has been generally associated. With that object I have discussed separately the various well-known limes and cements, and have added the necessary analyses and particu lars for the purposes of elucidation, so that a clear under standing of their several properties may be arrived at. The chapters on cement-setting, concrete-mixing, and the machi nery for that purpose, are of more general application, and may be considered as containing useful information on these several branches of the subject. Although the re quired knowledge to use concrete for house building is not very scientific or exact in its character, still the amount of success which may be expected will depend pretty much on the amount of intelligence which may be applied in its preparation.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - Henry Reid
Published Date - August 27 2019
ISBN - 9780666852939
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.1 cm
Page Count - 144
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