As the most common type of cement for general use, Portland cement is important for building projects. It's a type of cement made with concrete, stucco, mortar, and non-specialty grout. While the name might suggest it comes from Portland, it doesn't. However, the name comes from the similarities between Portland cement and Portland stone....
Portland stone comes from the stone quarries in Portland, England. Joseph Aspdin patented Portland cement in 1824 and it has been known by that name ever since.
As one of the most common types of cement used for all types of building projects, we carry Portland cement at 9 Brothers Building Supply. Our Portland Cement is made by Lehigh and comes in Type I-II. We carry 94-pound bags of Lehigh Portland cement, which can be used for a variety of building projects. Our Portland cement meets CSA and ASTM specifications.
Uses for Portland Cement
While Portland cement by itself can be used for several things, such as sidewalks, pavements, slabs, concrete structures, building formations, and more, it can also be an additive for hydraulic cement. As an additive, Portland cement becomes something that can be used for several other types of building projects Hydraulic cement is the most common type of cement used in construction, and Portland cement is a necessary additive.
Some of the most common uses of this type of cement include sidewalks, walkways, bridges, commercial buildings, residential buildings, and more. Portland cement is used in several types of construction projects and can even be used for swimming pool construction.
It's most commonly used to produce concrete, which can be used for all types of construction. When mixed with water, Portland cement can set in a few hours but may take a few weeks to harden. The process will depend on the mix used and the type of curing for the product.
At 9 Brothers Building Supply, we carry Type I and Type II Portland Cement. Type I is a general-purpose cement, while Type II offers another option for general use, but it's slightly different in comparison. When you need Portland cement for your building project, stop by one of our two NYC area locations.