Both these materials have separate objectives like cement becomes usable with water and creates a bond with other elements to shape one solid object, while mortar is effective for retaining bricks or stone jointly, and cannot remain detached like concrete. Cement is a material that is applicable to form mortar grout and concrete etc.
Each mortar can be utilized in different ways, grout or concrete blended with cement, like grout can fill gaps among tiles, but if the joints in the blocks contain missing sections, mortar should be applied. Cement comes in different categories like portland, white or masonry cement. The objective of Portland cement is to develop an object for structural usages.
Mortar may comprise of either Portland cement with lime, or masonry cement, lime and sand, accumulates masonry units into structural systems. The compressive and bond strength as well as the absorption capacity is obtained by the mix ratio of cement and the other constituents.
There are bonding enhancers in mortar which are utilized for close the gapping among stone, brick or concrete blocks throughout building. It is also applied for repairing and renovating purposes. Mortar is used as a compact paste, and it turns out to be rigid after a short span to make a firm seal among stones or bricks so that air and moisture can’t get into the structure. Mortar can be easily fixed with joint reinforcements, etc, in the bricks.
It contributes to construct a building with strong structure and elegant look. There are various types of mortars like Portland mortar formed with Portland cement, sand and water. Another type is known lime mortar that facilitates the moisture to proceed freely, and pass away from the surface. Mortar has good longevity devoid of persistent repairs. Mortar is formed by mixing cement with lime and sand whereas cement is formed by mixing with sand.