Mortar is a mixture of sand and cement that is usually used to build bricks or blocks. Concrete on the other hand has a composition of broken stone, sand, cement and water. This article concentrates on the basic differences in between mortar vs concrete.
Differences between mortar vs concrete
There are many who are confused on the differences between cement, mortar and concrete. Previously, we discussed the dissimilarities of cement and concrete. Now let’s discuss about the differences between mortar and concrete.
Thick mixture of sand and cement (its composing elements).
Mixture of sand and cement and water but also chippings of stones and rocks.
It is less durable than concrete.
Because of its composing elements it is much stronger as compared to the former.
The water to cement ratio is higher in mortar and hence acts as perfect glue to bonding materials like brick.