Cement is the glue that binds materials together. It constitutes building material mixes:
- Mortar (palitada) -- cement, water, fine aggregate (sand)
- Concrete (concreto) -- cement, water, fine aggregate (sand), coarse aggregates (usually, either G1, 3/4", 3/8" or a combination of each)
Chemical and mineral additives and admixtures may be added to improve concrete or mortar performance.