What is Mortar?
What is concrete?
The cement concrete is the mixture of cement, sand, crushed stone and water. It is generally a mixture of aggregates and cement water paste. The cement water paste has its role to bind the aggregates to form a strong hard rock.
Difference Between Mortar and Concrete
|S.No.||Cement Mortar||Cement Concrete|
|1.||It is a mixture of cement, sand and water.||The cement concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, pebbles and water.|
|2.||It has less compressive strength.||It has more compressive strength than mortar.|
|3.||The durability, quality and strength of mortar will mainly depend upon the amount and quality of the matrix.||It has a high compressive strength which depends upon the water-cement ratio.|
|4.||A good mortar mix should possess the ability of retaining adequate humidity during transportation and laying over the porous bed.||A good cement concrete mixture after mixing a few hours solidifies and hardens, attaining greater strength with age.|
|5.||The mortar should not contain excess amount of water and it should be as stiff and conveniently used||The amount of water present in the concrete should be in proper proportion. The excess amount of water will result in non-uniform composition of concrete.|
|6.||The mortar is used to provide the joints for bricks and stone masonry.||The cement concrete is used for construction of roofs, columns, beams etc.|
|7.||It is used for plastering walls and for pointing masonry work.||Cement concrete is the main constituent of RCC works. It is used in casting beams, columns, slabs and other RCC structures.|
|8.||In mortar steel is not used.||In concrete steel is used.|
|9.||Life of mortar is less as compared to cement concrete.||Life of cement concrete much greater than mortar|
|10.||Thickness of mortar is less.||Thickness of concrete is more than mortar.|
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