The cement mortar is one of the greatest binding material widely used in construction.

A bonding paste prepared by adding a certain quantity of water with cement and fine aggregates is called mortar.

The quality and strength of any structure depend on the selection of its mortar mix ratio. Selecting irrelevant mortar mix ratio also affects project cost.

we have also discussed the calculation to find out the cement mortar materials

Cement Mortar Mix Ratio

The recommended Mortar Mix Ratio has listed below for the various types of work.

Nature of Work Ratio
Brick Masonry 1:6 or 1:5
Half Brick Masonry 1:4
Ceiling Plastering 1:3
External wall plastering 1:5
Internal wall plastering 1:4
Cement Slurry 1:1
Stone Masonry 1:2
Reinforced Brickwork 1:3
Tile Flooring 1:2
Water logged Area 1:3
Pointing Work 1:2
Laying of Fire Bricks 1:2
Cement Grouting 1:1
Slab Concrete 1:5.5
Beam or Lintel 1:2:4
Column Concrete 1:1:2
PCC 1:4:8 or 1:3:6
Water Pond Making 1:12

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Bala is a Planning Engineer & he is the author and editor of Civil Planets.

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