Specifying the Right Mortar and Grout for your Projects

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Presenter: Jamie Farny
Date Presented: October 11, 2018

After selecting masonry as a system for a project, a designer is faced with many choices of materials. For mortar and grout, one of the key ingredients is cement. With so many cementitious products available in the market, it can be difficult to know which ones are right for your project. It’s therefore essential to have a clear understanding of cement specifications that are referenced in mortar and grout standards. This lesson reviews current cementitious materials that are allowed by ASTM mortar (C270) and grout (C476) specifications, provides a description of each type of cement, discusses key properties of mortar and grout, and shows how to specify cements for mortar and grout efficiently and effectively.