Finding the Best Mortar for Your Project

Home Improvement

Whether you are planning a DIY project around your home, or you own a construction company and have many projects to work on, it’s quite likely that at some point you will need to purchase mortar mix. Few construction-related projects can be done with it. Mortar is defined as a workable paste that is used to bind together building blocks such as stones, bricks, and concrete masonry units. Mortar is also used to fill and seal any irregular gaps between them. Mortar has also been used by some to add decorative colors or patterns in masonry walls. In its broadest sense mortar includes pitch, asphalt, and soft mud or clay, such as used between mud bricks. Many places sell mortar, but should you buy it just anywhere? No.

Where You Buy Matters

It may happen that you didn’t buy enough for your project the first time around. Or maybe you’re going to add on to something you previously did. It’s important to have the same kind of consistency as you bought the first time around. One way to help ensure that is to buy your brick mortar mix at the same place.

Of course, there are other reasons to buy from the same place: you want quality and proven performance.  Having the amount of mix you need at any given time for any type of project is certainly important. And if you find a place that provides outstanding customer and technical support, it is a gem you probably want to hang onto. Are they nearby and do they deliver? That’s especially important if you’re purchasing a large load and can’t move it yourself. Do you have some sense of what your project should look like but don’t have enough creative juices to figure out how to do it? The brick and mortar supplier you pick should have creative people on board who can take your idea and help you run with it.

Have They Been in Business for a While?

You’ll want to choose someone who has been in business for awhile and has a proven track record. Check them out with the local Better Business Bureau and any online review services like Home Advisors or Angie’s List. See what people are saying about them. Keep in mind that not every business is going to please every customer 100 percent of the time, but if there are more bad reviews than good, or if there are outstanding complaints at the Better Business Bureau, it is probably a good idea to move on to another mortar mix supplier.

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