Construction work is something that has more components and a long-term process that beholds many things. Whether a home or a building, a bridge or a road any construction work from a small level to a multi-level has many work processes to progress and requires labor in a large source. That too for a multi-tier structured work 100s and 200s of workers are required to work day and night for months and even year sometimes.
To make some work and things simpler and easier we require technology and other sources for help in the progress. Among everything in the building cement, brick, and iron bars are the very most components for the basic structure. There is a myth like the longer the construction processes the stronger the building gets. Sometimes people assume concrete for cement but it is different.
When it comes to construction cement is always mixed with other components like sand, black sand, gravel, or any binders used to mix with cement. Though there are many components the combination with plaster of paris gives them more sturdiness than expected. Not all the time this combination mixture is used but times at times, they are necessary like in arts and crafts molds, etc. Many DIY projects work in this combo.
A question might arise that, will it be sturdy and strong as in regular binding particles and the answer 200 percent best. The mixture of these two works better at the price of affordability than buying other binders and sand. While dry 3 parts of plaster of paris, 2 parts of cement with one part of the water have to be mixed. The ratio proportion might differ based on the project and work we do. But both should be mixed well while they are dry. Water must be added later gradually while mixing them.
How to work?
Among the three types of plaster, it is one as its major component gypsum was made around paris. There are sometimes white cement and plaster of paris mistaken for the same because of their color. But basically, cement is made of limestone and gypsum is the major component for the other. Unlike other molding and binding particles, this combo is strong and smooth that cracks are even majorly not formed.
Though plaster is one among to be avoided chemicals but with proper supervision and responsible professional worker it is not a problem to use. Plaster is not a very strong component binder but mixed with cement it gives the best results. Though as a thin white substance it is not recommended to cast plaster in a thin cast or work alone. As it might break in mid-process, if not well handled.
It is recommended to work on the progress quickly as if we notice the mixture could harden in a short period and it is better to fix them than to waste it. And also make sure the type of plaster and cement used to work on the project.