Pointing brickwork

Postby chris watts » Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:45 pm

I have been pointing brickwork using a standard mix of 1 part cement to 5 parts soft sand. Trouble is, the MORTAR in the finished joints IS NOT SETTING HARD. Instead, it is 'crumbly' and can be scraped out with a thumb nail. What could be causing this??
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Simply Build It

Postby monty_trace » Sat Aug 29, 2009 10:26 pm

use 1 part cement 3 parts building sand, hope this helps
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