A Conversation for The Story of Cement

Cement and Stone

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For the record (and possible future comments), may I add to the discussion of using a cementitious mortar between stones, bricks, blocks, ets. (SBBE)
Mortar should not be relied upon to take the place of SBBE. Rather, mortar is intended to transfer loads from an upper SBBE to the nether ones. Done properly, a structure should have no mortar. If one scooted back a few years and asked Inca or Egyptian stonemasons what they thought of dabbing some wetted powder between their very carefully fitted blocks, they would rightly be agast. They would say that some pre-apprentice homonid might considerate it, but such cheating must never be used in a civilized structure! Why, it wouldn't last more than a few centuries!

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