Unformatted text preview: 5. Mortar contains, Portland cement, hydrated lime, sand, and water. Mortar can also contain admixtures in order to make the mortar behave in a certain way or look a certain way. The cement is the bonding agent. The hydrated lime acts to make the mortar workable. The sand and water help the mortar be able to be placed in the manner that the layer needs. 6. Mortar joints are tooled in order to help keep them uniform in both looks and in their strength. Type M and type S are suitable for sever climates and loads....
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- Spring '08
- Mortar, Portland cement, masonry units, stiff mud