Stone used in civil engineering work

Stone used in civil engineering work


Stone is used in the following civil engineering work constructions.

  • Stone form one of the most important building materials in civil engineering.


  • Stone is derived from rocks, which form the earth’s crust and have no definite shape or chemical combination but are mixtures of two or more minerals (engineering work ).


  • this mineral is a substance that is formed by the natural inorganic process and possesses a definite chemical combination and molecular structure.



The main use of stone as a building material is engineering work.

  1. As per a principal material for the foundation of civil engineering works, and for the construction of walls, arches, abutments, and dams.
  2. In stone masonry in places where it is naturally available.
  3. As a coarse aggregate in cement concrete (a crushed form of rock).


  • Stonemasonry is used for the construction of foundations, walls, columns, arches, etc.


  • Stones are used for flooring.



  • Stone slab materials are used as damp proof courses, lintels, and even as roofing materials, etc.


  • Stones is a with good appearance is used for the face works of buildings. Polished marbles, granite is also commonly used for face works.



  • This type of Stones is used for paving of roads, footpaths, and open spaces round in buildings.


  • In this Stones are also used in the construction of piers and abutments of bridges, dams, and retaining walls only.



  • Crushed stones are used to provide a base course for roads. When mixed with tar they form a finishing coat.


  • Also, crushed stones used the following work in given below.



  1. As a basic inert material in concrete
  2. For making artificial stones and building blocks
  3. As railway ballast.

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