WHAT ARE THE RECOMMENDED VALUES OF CONSISTENCY OF MORTAR FOR DIFFERENT WORK?

Mortar consistency is tested using a standard conical tool. In this test a cone weighing 300 g is allowed to fall from a specified height to penetrate through the mortar. The depth of penetration of the cone is called its consistency value. It is expressed in mm. Click here to read the test procedure.

Recommended Values ​​of Consistency

The recommended values ​​of mortar consistency for different types of work are as follows.



type of workvalue of consistency
For laying walls of solid bricks90 to 130 mm
for laying perforated bricks70 to 80 mm
to fill cavities130 to 150 mm

Er. Mukesh Kumar

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Er. Mukesh Kumar is Editor in Chief and Co-Funder at ProCivilEngineer.com Civil Engineering Website. Mukesh Kumar is a Bachelor in Civil Engineering From MIT. He has work experience in Highway Construction, Bridge Construction, Railway Steel Girder work, Under box culvert construction, Retaining wall construction. He was a lecturer in a Engineering college for more than 6 years.