Civil Notes Logo AboutCivil Logo.

Civil Engineering Engineering MaterialsCement Cement specification according to its use

Specification of cement types according to its use
ASTM Types of Cements

Types of cements and what the do?

Portland cement is a type of cement, not a brand name. Many cement manufacturers make Portland cement.

Type 1:
Normal Portland cement. Type 1 is general use cement.

Type 2
Is used for structures in water or soil containing moderate amounts of sulfate, or when heat build-up is a concern.

Type 3:
High early strength. Used when high strength are desired at very early periods.

Type 4:
Low heat Portland cement. Used where the amount and rate of heat generation must be kept to a minimum.

Type 5:
Sulfate resistant Portland cement. Used where the water or soil is high in alkali.

Types IA, IIA and IIIA are cements used to make air-entrained concrete. They have the same properties as types I, II, and III, except that they have small quantities of air-entrained materials combined with them.


  • Concrete structures
  • Mortars
  • Soil stabilization
  • Grouting


  • Formwork to be removed quickly for reuse
  • Frost action, road repairs, prefabricated concrete


Large gravity dams


  • Marine structures of tidal variations
  • basements
  • foundations
  • sewage treatment concrete pipes

Whit Portland cement:

Architectural purpose

Air entrainig Portland cement:

  • Severe frost
  • Effect of salt
  • sidewalls and pavements for ice and snow removal

Oil Well Portland cement:

Used in deep oil wells because they can harden properly at high temperature.

Go Forward to the next
Go Forward to the next
Introduction to cements Types of cements
Properties and tests on cements Specification of cements according to their use
Applications and uses of cements Admixtures


SJ Logo About Us | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Contact Us |Advertise with Us © 2014 WebTechTix