Awarded as the best online publication by CIDC

Can grout replace concrete in normal structure?

Can grout replace concrete in normal structure?

The mixture of cement and water alone cannot replace concrete (Longman Scientific and Technical (1987)) because:

(i) Shrinkage of grout is several times that of concrete with the same mass.

(ii) The effect of creep of grout is far more than that of concrete.

(iii) Heat of hydration of cement with water is more than normal concrete and this leads to the problem of severe cracking.

This question is taken from book named – A Self Learning Manual – Mastering Different Fields of Civil Engineering Works (VC-Q-A-Method) by Vincent T. H. CHU.

Advertisements

Share this post

Kanwarjot Singh

Kanwarjot Singh is the founder of Civil Engineering Portal, a leading civil engineering website which has been awarded as the best online publication by CIDC. He did his BE civil from Thapar University, Patiala and has been working on this website with his team of Civil Engineers.

2 comments on "Can grout replace concrete in normal structure?"

RRK says:

Can UPV test conducted after one day age of concrete ? if conduct what would be the strength may achieve.

George Niemela says:

How will 2500 PSI grout mix hold up for a residential interior slab?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *