Mortar is the cornerstone of building. It’s the glue that keeps your wall up and contributes to a structurally sound wall. However, mixing mortar is important. If you don’t get it right, you may struggle to bind your bricks or stone. So here’s a quick guide to getting it right.
How to mix mortar
- Add two parts cement to four parts sand.
- Add water slowly, two litres at a time, until the consistency looks like sandy mashed potatoes.
- If the weather drops below freezing, use accelerator in the mortar.
Now that you’ve mixed your mortar, do you need to make a square corner in your wall? Here’s how (click).