Use of PPC is increasing nowadays in houses construction as it contains Pozzolana materials as its constituents which impart better properties to the cement.
Pozzolanic materials are the main constituents in the manufacturing of PPC. The percentage of pozzolanic material should lie between 10 to 30%.
It is ideal for use in the house construction due to fact that it gives better performance in the long term when compared to OPC.
Advantages of using PPC:-
i) It can resist sulfate attack up to some extent
ii) Its cost is lower
iii) It releases less heat
iv) It has better durability
v) It has better workability
Disadvantages of using PPC:-
i) Not famous in all the regions of India
ii) PPC is not available everywhere
iii) The manufacturing process is difficult
iv) It is available in one grade only
v) It attains early strength in more time.
If one wants durability and workability, then I will advise the use of PPC. However, if you want to achieve early strength in less time so that you can remove the formwork as early as possible then I recommend you using OPC for house construction.
So, which Cement you are going to use for your House Construction?