Binders

features and properties

Correctly preparing the various types of mortar needed on different occasions is the first step in the success of quality work.

For this reason, the main binders that together with water, aggregates (sand and gravel) and in some cases special additives are commonly used mortars and concretes are listed here.

Comparison of the main characteristics of the binders

 

Cement

White lime

Natural hydraulic lime

Chalk

Mechanical resistance

++++ - ++ +

Workability

+ ++++ +++ ++++

Breathability

- ++++ ++++ ++

Salts release

++++ +++ + ++++

Salt

+ + ++++ -

hydraulicity

++++ - ++ -

Solubility in water

- - - ++++

Mason

The cement

Mason

Mortars

Mason

Innovative materials

Mason

Aggregates

Mason

Hydrated lime

Mason

Water for mortar

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