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What is inside this section: Materials

Pavements are a conglomeration of materials. These materials, their associated properties, and their interactions determine the properties of the resultant pavement. Thus, a good understanding of these materials, how they are characterized and how they perform, is fundamental to understanding pavement.

Figure 2. Limestone at the Portland Bill near Weymouth

Portland Cement

Portland cement is the chief ingredient in cement paste – the binding agent in portland cement concrete (PCC). It is a hydraulic cement that, when combined with water, hardens into a solid mass.

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