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    How do you mix mortar for bricklaying


    What do I need to know when mixing a mortar for bricklaying? What will I need in terms of the tools and supplies and what is the correct ratio of materials for creating a mortar? Anything else I’d need to consider?

    Asked by Greg on 5th May 2022
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    Allen construction

    "I personally mix 5/ 1 ratio using buckets as a measuring tool to gauge my mortar so 5 buckets of sand to 1 bucket of cement, I mix it in a cement mixer for best results, What you need to consider is using a mortar plasticiser and allow your mix to spin for a good 5 minutes to allow it to work you put this in with the water at the start of your mix, Remember you can add water but can't take it away so just take your time on adding the water and allow the mixer time to mix it all through."

    Answered on 5th May 2022 - Member since Nov 2018 - report
    Brojaj landscaping and driveways

    "You need cement, building sand, trowel, level and string line"

    Answered on 5th May 2022 - Member since Jul 2021 - report
    Jm roofing service

    "4 sand 1 cement new bricks
    5 sand 1 cement second hand bricks"

    Answered on 13th May 2022 - Member since Dec 2021 - report
    Phillip moule

    "To mix mortar you will need the following
    Soft building sand
    You can mix this either in the floor or to make things easier an electric mixer
    Depending on what you are building,the mix I normally use is a ratio of 5 sand to 1 cement
    Or if you are building in the ground,ie a footing for a house or an extension,the mix needs to be slightly stronger,4 sand and 1 cement
    A little bit of plasticiser is added to the water to help make the mortar pliable"

    Answered on 6th Jun 2022 - Member since May 2022 - report

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