• Limes

    These are made principally of calcium oxide (CaO), occurring naturally in limestone, marble, chalk, coral, and shell. For building purposes, they…

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  • Plastering

    Applying mortar coats on the surfaces of walls, columns, ceiling etc. to get smooth finish is termed as plastering. Mortar used…

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  • Uses of Lime

    The following are the uses of lime in civil works: (i) For white washing. (ii) For making mortar for masonry…

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  • Tests on Limestones

    The following practical tests are made on limestones to determine their suitability: (i) Physical tests (ii) Heat test (iii) Chemical…

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