WHAT ARE THE PROPERTIES OF A GOOD MORTAR?

Properties of good mortar
Properties of good mortar

Following are the properties of a good mortar:

Properties of Good Mortar

  1. It should be capable of developing good adhesion with the building units such as bricks, stones etc.
  2. It should be capable of developing the designed stresses.
  3. It should be capable of resisting penetration of rain water.
  4. It should be cheap.
  5. It should be durable
  6. It should be easily workable
  7. It should not affect the durability of materials with which it comes into contact.
  8. It should set quickly so that speed in construction may be achieved.
  9. The joints formed by mortar should not develop cracks and they should be able to maintain their appearance for a sufficiently long period.

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