A suitable quality of concrete means simply concrete that will perform satisfactory service in the use for which it is intended. To do so it must possess four essential functional properties: strength to carry superimposed loads; watertightness to prevent water penetration; durability for wear and weather resistance; and workability to ensure proper handling, placing, finishing, and curing. These properties can all be achieved with good materials and careful workmanship, but it is not simply done nor easy to do.


Compressive Strength Portland Cement Coarse Aggregate Concrete Surface Pullout Test 
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