Asked by: Frederica Zoccali
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Is code for water to be used in concrete?

Limits and guidelines from standards; 1) IS 3025-1984[5] Methods of sampling and test for water and waste water. 2) IS 456-2000[6]Plain and reinforced concrete - code of practice.

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Subsequently, one may also ask, what type of water is acceptable in a concrete mix?

Acceptable source of water There treated water are used for agricultural requirements and daily needs for construction industry. like washing aggregates, as concrete mixing water and curing of the same. Water from river and sometimes even sea are considered suitable if it is free from brackish matter.

Furthermore, why is water used in concrete? Water is the key ingredient, which when mixed with cement, forms a paste that binds the aggregate together. The water causes the hardening of concrete through a process called hydration. The role of water is important because the water to cement ratio is the most critical factor in the production of "perfect" concrete.

In this regard, is code for testing of concrete?

IS: 6452 – specifications for HAC for structural use (high alumina cement). IS: 4031 – chemical analysis and tests on cement. IS: 456; 10262; SP 23 – codes for designing concrete mixes. IS: 1199 – methods of sampling and analysis of concrete.

Which water is used for construction work?

The water used for mixing and curing should be clean and free from injurious quantities of alkalis, acid, oils, salt, sugar, organic materials, vegetable growth and other substances that may be deleterious to bricks, stone, concrete or steel. Potable water is generally considered satisfactory for mixing.

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