Concrete is a versatile and most prevalent construction material. Its long-term performance depends on its interactions with the surrounding environment. The standards limit the ratio of the clay in aggregates due to its harmful effect on the concrete properties. This research paper presents the effect of different levels of clay addition on the concrete properties. Various levels of clay addition for different mixes were used in this experimental study. The effect of clay addition on workability, compressive strengths permeability and acid attack of concrete mixes was investigated. It has been seen that workability decreased by increasing the clay content to the mix. A drop in compressive strength of concrete up to 12% was observed by adding clay as compared with that of control samples. An adverse effect on resistance to permeability and acid attack of concrete was noted by increasing the clay content.
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