6 IMPORTANT ENGINEERING PROPERTIES OF MORTAR

SURYAKANTA | June 2, 2017

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Properties of mortar which are sought for use in masonry are: workability, water retentivity, rate of stiffening, strength, resistance to rain penetration and durability. These properties have been discussed below explaining their effect on masonry.

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