Apply mortar according to the method of use

Mortar is used in construction in several main functions. It serves as a carrier for floor coverings and masonry. As a joint mortar grouts with or bearing property are grouted with him. In addition, mortar is used for leveling and leveling to eliminate holes, cracks and bumps. Cleaning mortar clad walls.

Two types of bonding

For mortar to fulfill its function, proper application is an important part of the processing. There are two different types of setting, which lead to the hardening and load capacity of mortar.

  • Hydraulic bonding
  • Chemical bonding

In order to select the appropriate type of application for the setting type, the manufacturer's instructions must be followed or the instructions for the type and application of the mortar must be taken into account.

When applying, factors to consider

Several factors and processing methods must be adapted to the mortar:

  • The layer thickness is selected according to mortar type, weight and load.
  • Paving joint mortars are compacted during insertion.
  • The pot life of the mortar must be adhered to. To "old" mortar binds only insufficiently.
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  • Most mortars bind by evaporating the water contained. Good evaporation must be ensured.
  • Thin bed mortar must be thin and thick bed mortar must be applied thick. As a guideline, a layer thickness of less than or more than two centimeters applies.

Distribute vibrating and stroking

As consistency for applying mortar, homogeneity and semen are common names to describe the condition. The mortar is "creamed" on surfaces, which works best with a trowel.

With vibrating and stroking movements, the simplest way to process plaster and masonry mortar. By spreading out additional air pockets are reduced and pushed out of the mortar.

In the mortar processing caused by lime and Zemnet alkaline compounds that attack the respiratory system, eyes and house. Therefore, all work with mortar including application should be preceded by appropriate protective measures.

Special types of mortar such as mortar develop special properties that must be taken into account during application and processing. Later swelling is already taken into account by lower leveling.

Tips & Tricks

Before applying mortar, make sure that the application surfaces are free of sand and dust. In previous sweeping, in joints also help suck, reduces the possibly disturbing influences on the setting.

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