How Do You Mix Cement?

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Cement is a bonding agent used together with sand, water, and aggregate to create mortar and/or concrete. You need cement for a variety of projects--to set footings for decking or fences, to fill a sidewalk, or to patch a blemish in your house's foundation. If you are doing a project that requires concrete or mortar application, you will need to know how to mix the cement that bonds the materials together.
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For strong mortar the preferred ratio is 1 Unit of cement, 2Units of sand and a quarter unit of hydrated lime. One can use a spade to do this.
You make cement mix by mixing the Portland cement, sand and crushed stone in a ratio of 1:1:1. You will also need to add enough water to this mixture, such that the mix is not too wet or too dry. You can also refer to the manufacture's instructions on the mixing proportions that will enable you to get a given amount of cement mix.
Mortar is best mixed on a hard surface, ideally a wooden board covered with a strong plastic sheet. Firstly using a bucket to measure out the sand i.e 6 parts, then the cement i.e 1 part and mix together until the whole mix has a even colour.Read further on http://www.gardenadvice.co.uk/howto/garden-build/mortar/index.html
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