- Initial Setting Time of Cement
The time when the cement water paste attains a certain degree of hardness is known as initial setting time of cement.
It is different for different types of cement depends upon the type of project in which it is being used. Initial setting time of ordinary portland cement should be maximum 45 minutes according to the British Standard.
- Final setting time
It is that stage at which cement water paste had attained sufficient strength and hardness.Final setting time of cement should not be more than 10 hours.