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Addition of pozzolana to ordinary port land cement, causes.

Option A

decrease in early strength

Option B

reduction in chemical action with sulphates

Option C

increase in shrinkage

Option D

all the above.

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Admixtures which cause early setting, and hardening of concrete are


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workability admixtures

Option B

accelerators

Option C

retarders

Option D

air entraining agents

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The most commonly used admixture which prolongs the setting and

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hardening time is

Option A

gypsum

Option B

calcium chloride

Option C

sodium silicate

Option D

all of the above

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Pick up the incorrect statement from the following

Option A

Admixtures accelerate hydration

Option B

Admixtures make concrete water proof

Option C

Admixtures make concrete acid proof

Option D

Admixtures give high strength

Correct Answer A
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Admixtures which cause early setting, and hardening of concrete are called

Option A

workability admixtures

Option B

Accelerators

Option C

retarders

Option D

air entraining agents

Correct Answer B
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The concrete is already mixed but there's an anticipated heavy rain


coming. What is the best thing to do?
put tarpaulin on concrete after pouring

Option B

add admixtures to decrease the time of hardening

Option C

reschedule the pouring of concrete

Option D

any will do

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Admixtures can be used to

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retard the initial set

Option B

increase durability

Option C

improve pumpability of concrete

Option D

control the alkaliaggregate reaction

Correct Answer A
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