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Journal of Emerging Trends in Engineering and Applied Sciences (JETEAS)


Article Title: Comparative Analysis of Quality of Sharp Sand Used in Production of Sandcrete Blocks in Ikorodu, Lagos
by Deborah. O. Olanrewaju

Construction is one of the largest users of Natural resources, with its functionality largely depending on the quality of the materials used. Sharp sand as one of the major natural resources used in construction can be gotten from different sources, with different parent properties. Hence, the need to find out the suitability and effect of sand samples in production of sandcrete blocks commonly used in masonry unit of construction in Africa. This was achieved by determining the permeability and compressive strength of sandcrete blocks made with sand samples from different locations. It is widely accepted that compressive strength is the leading parameter for sandcrete block quality control. The result showed the followings : Compressive strength of all specimen fall within the NIS 87; 2007 standard requirements compressive strength of 2.5 N/mm2, Quality of sharp sand as well its properties have effect on the quality of sandcrete blocks produced from it, Sand samples have different water absorption rate. Sample B that has more gritty feeling has water absorption rate slightly higher than the maximum standard of 12%. This is an indication that the sharper or grittier the sand the more it absorbs water.
Keywords: sandcrete block, sharp sand, permeability, compressive strength, quality
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ISSN: 2141-7016

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