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Preparation and Properties of Lime Concrete

A concrete made from a mixture of lime, sand, and gravel is said to be as lime concrete. It was widely used before the lime was replaced by Portland cement. Since long, Lime has been used to make things like plaster and mortar. Lime is usually made by burning of limestone.Chemically; lime itself is calcium oxide (CaO) and is made by roasting calcite

Engineering Properties of Fat Lime

Fat lime is produced from sea shell, coral deposits etc or from lime stone containing impurities like free sand and soluble silica combined with alumina, magnesium, carbonate etc. If the proportion of free sand is large, the resulting lime becomes progressively poor and is called poor or lean lime. Fat lime slakes rapidly when water is added giving out considerable

Hydraulic Lime Uses & Applications

Feebly hydraulic lime contains less than 15% of silic and alumina. It slakes slowly. The expansion on slaking is small. It produces good mortar. Moderately hydraulic lime: It contains 15-25% of silica and alumina, slakes slowly with small expansion and is stronger than feeble type. It is suitable for good class of mortar, brick work and masonry. c. Eminently hydraulic

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