Cement mortar

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Wall of granite with cement mortar


Any cement used for mortar of masonry walls. Masonry cements usually start with a portland cement base with hydrated lime, crushed limestone, diatomaceous earth, or granulated slag additions to aid in spreading.

Synonyms and Related Terms

"mortier de ciment (Fr.); plâtre à enduit (Fr.); argamassa de cimento (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • G.S.Brady, Materials Handbook, McGraw-Hill Book Co., New York, 1971 Comment: p. 173
  • Dictionary of Building Preservation, Ward Bucher, ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York City, 1996
  • Ivan Myjer, contributed information, 1998