Concrete and its reinforcement

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3.1.3Storage of materials

Materials shall be properly stored to avoid impairing the performance of the finished concrete.

Where materials need to be stored, the following precautions should be taken:

  • follow manufacturer’s recommendations on maximum storage time
  • store cement in a dry place and keep each type separate
  • store different sizes of aggregate in separate bays
  • keep sand and aggregate clean and dry (allowance should be made in the concrete batching for moisture in the sand and aggregate).