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Slurry is a thin mud made with cement and water. Slurries behave in some ways like thick fluids, flowing under gravity but are also capable of being pumped, if not too thick. In most cases, slurry products are applied through the use of a modified water truck. A rear-mounted distributer bar applies the slurry by gravity onto the desired surface. Also, application by means of a drum-mounted sprayer bar on pulverization equipment is sometimes used.
Slurry plays a key role in constructing concrete structures such as walls, as well as decorative elements such as birdbaths and benches. Its smooth, thick texture allows it to fill minute holes and pits in a structure, creating a smooth surface for binding layers of concrete. Concrete slurry has a limited shelf life — you must mix it in small batches and use it immediately.
Created out of one of the hardest construction products known to man, cement slurry is used around the world for any type of large-scale building project where forms are used to create large slabs and areas of pure concrete.
A mixture of sand, cement, water and sometimes line, cement slurry can be used for residential construction as well as commercial projects to create foundations, pour slabs and driveways and more.
A slurry wall is a technique used to build reinforced concrete walls in areas of soft earth close to open water or with a high ground water table. This technique is typically used to build diaphragm (water-blocking) walls surrounding tunnels and open cuts, and to lay foundations.
An interesting thing about slurry is that it can be poured even in underwater settings, as is evident in many ancient harbors around the world. Once concrete mixes with water, a chemical process of curing begins that more water cannot affect once the surface is set up.