The quantity of water as it is known influences the characteristics of the mortar and concrete mix, in particular on the fluidity and workability.
In addition, the water activates the chemical processes that lead to the solidification of the dough. It is therefore essential to use the correct quantity and quality.
Water is indeed very important and must have certain characteristics.
The most suitable water for this use is drinking water.
Sea and salt water are not absolutely suitable and the same is true for turbid or stagnant waters.
In fact the organic substances dissolved in them do not allow a correct reaction inside the mixtures and therefore do not guarantee the mechanical characteristics necessary for the building use.