If you've ever spent time as a mason's
tender, you'll swear at times that there
are only two words the mason knows:
Mud is the mason's word for mortar.
And even if you manage to keep mixing
it fast enough, it seems the mud is
always too wet, too dry, or just too bad!
Constant attention is essential
to the mason's work.
Different jobs require different
mortars. The work will go more
smoothly, and the results will be
more professional, if the right
mortar is matched to the job.
What is Mortar?
Mortar is the "glue" that holds
masonry units together. It has
four basic components: portland
cement (type 1), hydrated lime,
masons' sand, and water.
All four ingredients