All of us have heard names like Addison, Newton, or Einstein etc. However, we kept using roads, bridges, flyovers or more importantly using building structures for living and working but barely bothered to ask, who invented cement? Cement is an essential component in all of these structures. Aspdin is the name barely known in households as the above mentioned names are. Even though he was an ordinary bricklayer but invented substance which helped generations to come in building homes, offices, bridges, roads and so on.
He didn’t have access to plenty of rough limestone. Being an ordinary worker it was hard for him to experiment as efficiently as he was imagining to do. But he didn’t give up and went to extent of of stealing limestones to make things work. It led him to trouble many times when caught by authorities but Aspdin won’t lose heart. He coined the term ‘portland cement’ for his material inspired by a building in the UK known as ‘portland stone’. Since limestone was used in construction of that building he used limestone and clay for his invention too. Therefore, it was labelled as portland cement. It couldn’t get properly refined until its real prototype was developed by Isaac Charles Johnson in 1850. Cement took its finer form.
How many types of cement are there?
There are mainly two. One is hydraulic while the other is non hydraulic. Hydraulic as the name tells requires hydration thus mixing with water. Whereas non hydraulic is reactive to gas alone and hardens in the air. Hydraulic is the one most commonly used form of cement.
Why is there Growing need for cement in Pakistan? Cement Supplier in Lahore
After 9/11 investment in the real state of Pakistan multiplied many times more than ever before. Because many overseas Pakistanis were not returning back home, they sought to build homes or established offices for business ventures. Therefore, the rising need for construction materials mainly cement was an inevitable outcome.
Lahore as one of the major cities in Pakistan and hub of industrial and trade activities saw a sudden influx in this demand. Therefore, searches for reliable and trustworthy cement suppliers or cement dealers in Lahore was increased too. Caravan cement established its name during that time by providing flawless quality in its cement and prompt services to it’s customers leaving no stone unturned. We have highest number of returning customers and kept our quality at its best to keep their satisfaction levels intact.