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What is the difference between types of mortar?

Mortar comes in four different types, each of which is mixed using a different proportion of sand, hydrated lime, and cement.

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What are the 4 types of mortar?

The four most popular types of mortar are Types N, M, S, and O. While ASTM C 270 provides a detailed description of each type, we will briefly discuss the traits and best applications of each type here. Type N mortar is the most popular type and is typically advised for exterior, above-grade walls.

What are the classification of mortar?

There are several types of mortar, including mud mortar, cement mortar, gauged mortar, gypsum mortar, and lime mortar.
Does Type S mortar need sand?
A preblended mixture of sand, masonry cement, or sand, lime, and portland cement is used in SakreteĀ® Type S Mortar/Stucco Mix for laying brick, block, and stone in load-bearing walls and below-grade applications.

Type 2 is used for structures in water or soil containing moderate amounts of sulfate, or when heat build-up is a concern. Type 1 is a standard portland cement.

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