uses of stone

uses of stone

stones usage in building construction

uses of stone: Stone form one of the most major building materials in civil engineering.

Stone is acquired from rocks, which form the earth’s covering and have no definite shape or chemical mingle but are mixtures of two or additional minerals.

 The mineral is a fabric that is formed by the natural inorganic operation and possesses an unmistakable chemical to mingle and molecular structure.

They are strong, durable and descent in appearance.

The main use of stone as a building material is:

As a principal material for the foundation of civil engineering works, and for the construction of walls, arches, abutments, and dams.

In stone masonry in places where it is naturally available.

As coarse aggregate in cement concrete (a crushed form of rock).

Stone masonry is used for the construction building work of foundations, walls, columns, and arches.

Stones are used for flooring.

Stone slabs are used as damp proof courses, lintels, and even as roofing materials.

Stones with a good appearance are used for the face works of buildings. Polished marbles and granite are normally used for face works.

Stones are used for paving of roads, footpaths, and open spaces round the buildings.

Stones are also worn in the constructions of pillars and abutments of bridges, dams and retaining walls.

Crushed stones with graved are worn to provide base course for roads. When mixed with tar they form finishing coat. uses of stone

Crushed stones are used in the following works in the building also

uses of stone

a. As a basic inert material in concrete

b. For making artificial stones and building blocks

c. As railway ballast.

Stones are obtained in the form of rock, which is a solid portion of Earth’s crust. Rocks are quarried from mines and mountains by manual process, chemical process (dynamites), or by mechanically operated machines. Method to be used depending upon the nature of quarry and amount of stone to be obtained. Before the excavation of rocks from quarries, quarries are surveyed to estimate the amount and quality of rock that can be obtained from the quarry. Quarried rock may be in the form of blocks, aggregates, slabs, etc. Stones are properly dressed and shaped before it is used in work.

What are the types of stones used in facing works of buildings?

As a principal material for the foundation of civil engineering works, and for the construction of walls, arches, abutments, and dams.
In stone masonry in places where it is naturally available.
As coarse aggregate in cement concrete (a crushed form of rock).
Stonemasonry
is used for the construction building work of foundations, walls, columns, and arches.
Stones are used for flooring.
Stone slabs are used as damp proof courses, lintels, and even as roofing materials.
Stones with a good appearance are used for the face works of buildings. Polished marbles and granite are normally used for face works.
Stones are used for paving roads, footpaths, and open spaces around the buildings.
Stones are also worn in the construction of pillars and abutments of bridges, dams, and retaining walls.
Crushed stones with graved are worn to provide the base course for roads. When mixed with tar they form a finishing coat.

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