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Building Construction Materials and Techniques by P.Purushothama Raj

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5

LIME

5.1 INTRODUCTION

There are several naturally available civil engineering materials or materials directly produced from natural materials. Among them are binding materials, which play a major role. Lime, cement and bitumen are important for civil engineers.

Binding materials may be of air binding, hydraulic binding and autoclave binding.

Air binding materials, also known as air-setting binding substances, pass into a stone state in air, gain strength and then retain their mechanical properties. Lime, cement, gypsum, etc., are examples of air binding materials.

Hydraulic binding materials, also known as hydraulic-setting substances, pass into a stone stage in air and as well as in water, gain strength and then retain their mechanical properties. ...

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