Civil Engineering - Building Materials - Discussion


The rock generally used for roofing, is

[A]. granite
[B]. basalt
[C]. slate
[D]. pumice.

Answer: Option C


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Shraddha said: (Jan 5, 2015)  
It is a type of sedimentary rock.

Ravi Mehta said: (Jan 31, 2015)  
Slate can be made into roofing slates, which are installed by a Slater. And, are a type of roof shingle, or more specifically a type of roof tile. Slate has two lines of break ability "Cleavage and grain" which make it possible to split the stone into thin sheets. When broken, slate retains a natural appearance while remaining relatively flat and easy to stack.

Akash said: (Aug 17, 2015)  
Slates cleavage is very good.

Prem said: (Nov 11, 2017)  
It's sedimentary rocks.

Sumit said: (Jan 3, 2018)  
@Prem and @Shardha.

Slate is a metamorphic form of shale.

Shale is sedimentary.

Pankaj said: (Jan 6, 2018)  
Its given Granite as the best material for roofing.

It's R.Agor.

B K said: (Jan 18, 2018)  
In agor answer is granite. What shoud be right?

Santanu Acharya said: (Jan 18, 2018)  
Granite is costly. So it is not generally used for roofing.

Govind said: (Feb 2, 2018)  
The lighter varities of stones are preferably used for domes and roof coverings.

Vivek Kumar Shukla said: (Mar 11, 2018)  
What is pumice?

Vikram said: (Mar 17, 2018)  
Slate is completely fireproof.

Raju Kumar said: (Apr 17, 2018)  
Which one is correct?

Granite or slate?

Shekhar said: (Apr 25, 2018)  
Slate is correct. I agree with the given answer.

Ankit said: (Jun 20, 2018)  
Yes, right @Govind.

Gaurav said: (Aug 12, 2018)  
I think slate is the correct option.

Pratibha said: (Sep 29, 2018)  
Yes, slate is the correct answer.

Kailash said: (Feb 22, 2019)  
Slate is the right answer. I agree with the given answer.

Indhu said: (May 2, 2019)  
Slate is the correct answer.

Mewada Pratik said: (Aug 17, 2019)  
Slate is the right answer.

Shaheedullah said: (Nov 25, 2019)  
Pumice is lightweight stone @Vivek Kumar Shukla.

Gaurav said: (Jan 13, 2020)  
Slate is used for roof because it is impermeable. That's why it is also used in plinth level.

Chetan D B said: (Sep 20, 2020)  
Slate is metamorphic rock.

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