Cement mortar is the essential material used to fix bricks during the construction while there is specific ratio of mortar used in particular type of construction. The proportion of sand and cement in the mortar must be proper to increase the effectiveness of building. Brick work should always be carried out with proportionate mortar; here we have information on ratio of mortar used for types of construction:
- Brick work carried out using sand and cement mortar in the ratio of 1:4 refers to one part of cement and four parts of sand. This proportion mortar is qualitative, and strong which is advised for the construction of multi-storey buildings, building pillars, heavy or load effective walls, boundary wall and other walls that require high strength.
- Brick work that is carried out using mortar in the ratio of 1:6 that means 1 part of cement and 6 parts of sand is considered of medium quality and strength. This type of brick mortar is used for construction sites such as: two or three storey building, zones of heavy rainfall, heavy walls and foundation of heavy or multi-storey building.
- Bricks walls that are constructed with mortar in the proportion of 1:7 refer to I part of cement and seven parts of sand is considered of normal strength. Due to its average or normal strength it is considered for temporary structures, light walls and single storey construction etc.