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Masonry mortar

BMI Mortar 950 Type S is a masonry mortar for many different products like: brick veneer, brick, concrete brick, concrete block and stone.


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Masonry - BMI Mortar 950 Type S

Masonry mortar

BMI Mortar 950 Type S is a masonry mortar for many different products like: brick veneer, brick, concrete brick, concrete block and stone. Its excellent bonding properties and workability make it suitable for interior and exterior load bearing or non load bearing walls or fireplaces. This mortar gives a high bond strength with most common brick or block.

  • Excellent bonding properties
  • Suitable for interior and exterior load bearing or non load bearing walls or fireplaces
  • High bond strength with most common brick or block

Usage

  • Brick & Brick veneer
  • Concrete brick & concrete block
  • Stone

Advantages

  • Excellent bonding properties
  • Suitable for interior and exterior load bearing or non load bearing walls or fireplaces
  • High bond strength with most common brick or block

Packaging

80 lb (36.2 kg) bag

Product Details

Product Information

Shelf Life

12 months from date of production if stored properly in original, unopened and undamaged sealed packaging

Storage Conditions

Store dry at 40-95 °F (4-35 °C).

Protect from moisture. If damp, discard material

Application

Application Information

Mixing Ratio

1 gal (3.78 L) per bag

Product Temperature

65-75 °F (18-24 °C)

Ambient Air Temperature

45-86 °F (7-30 °C)

Substrate Temperature

45-86 °F (7-30 °C)

Application Steps

MIXING
  • BMI Mortar 950 Type S contains all ingredients in dry form, only water needs to be added.
  • Mix one bag of BMI Mortar 950 Type S with approximately 1 gallon of clean water to a plastic-like consistency.
  • Do not mix longer than 5 minutes.
APPLICATION
  • Apply to brick or block, lay brick or block on top before mortar surface has formula skin.
  • Push brick or block into mortar to form uniform joints of approximately 3/8” (9.5 mm).
  • Make sure that head joints are filled with mortar.
  • Tool joints when mortar has set to thumb print hard.
  • Tool all joints at vise set to assure uniform color of the mortar joints.


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Specifications

Compressive Strength

7 days

1,900 psi (13.1 MPa)

28 days

> 2,000 psi (13.8 MPa)

These are laboratory tests, simulating the strength in the wall-not in the mortar tub. Field tests from the mortar tub will be lower due to the fact that more water is added (See ASTM C-270-99 section 3 and Note 3 after section 5).

Coverage
80 lb. bag

50 standard brick or

15, 8” concrete block

1 ton silo

20 ft3

800-1200 standard brick

280-320, 8” concrete blocks

(Coverage figures do not include allowance for surface profile and porosity or material waste)

Pot Life

Flow

105%

Water retention

98.1%

Tensile Strength

117 psi ( 0.8 MPa)

(ASTM C-1072)