Masonry Structural design

Characteristics of Different Types of Masonry Mortar

• Type M: High compressive and tensile bond strength
• Type S: Moderate compressive and tensile bond strength
• Type N: Low compressive and tensile bond strength
• Type O: Very low compressive and tensile bond strength
• Type K: No longer used
Type S mortar is a good all-purpose mortar.
Now let’s look at how mortar is specified using each cementitious system. Specification is either by proportion or by property. Specification by proportion is the default. If the specifier does not say “by property,” the specification is assumed to be by proportion.

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