Fireproofing Ones Home in Ancient Rome

After the great fire of 64 CE in Rome which destroyed many multi-level mud brick buildings, mostly apartment dwellings. Continue reading

Invention of Hydraulic Mortar

English civil engineer John Smeaton formulated the hydraulic mortar while experimenting with underwater mortar mixtures in 1756, Continue reading

Binding Stone Cement Created in Rome

Binding stone cement was used in various formulas from early antiquity and used by Romans of circa 150 BCE, Continue reading