One of the most important tools to bring to any job site is information. Below you’ll find resources that will help you understand best practice and procedure for accessing and utilizing PACKAGE PAVEMENT products and services to maximize efficiency.
Color Matching Samples
Color matching mortars is a bit science, a bit art and a little bit of luck mixed in. The good news is we have developed a program which can provide you with the most representative sample in an industry leading time frame. Our large reference library with thousands of matches is often the first step in producing a perfect match to your mortar chip. Find out how we can work together to create the perfect mortar for your next job.
Types of Mortar
Type O Historical restoration and tuck pointing applications High lime content mortar350psi minimum compressive strength 28 days)
Type N Non Structural applications 750 psi minimum compressive strength Primarily used for veneer applications of brick and manufactured stone
Type S Structural Mortar applications 1800 psi minimum compressive strength 28days)For use with masonry block, structural brick and stone
Type M Structural Mortar applications 2500 psi minimum compressive strength 28days)For use on masonry block was typically used on institutional projects and
All Silos are delivered clean and in working order ready to create a perfect blend of masonry products for your most important jobs. The steps at the link below will help you make efficient and safe use of the silo on your job site.
The SPEC MIX® D2W WETMIX is the ultimate SPEC MIX® silo material mixing system for mortar, grout, stucco, shotcrete and most all other types of cementitious based products. The portable system completely eliminates the need for a job-site mixer and labor. Specifically designed to attach to the bottom of a SPEC MIX® G7000 or Ten Bagger silo, this continuous power mixing auger system utilizes a unique array of specialized mixing paddles, agitators and a controlled water feed. It folds and shears any preblended cementitious product to efficiently hydrate the dried aggregate and mechanically work natural air into the material for maximum workability.
What is Lime Mortar?
Niagara PHL Limes are hydraulic limes feature the finest quality double slaked low temperature fired hydrated lime blended with special pozzolan to yield a consistent and long lasting material that conforms to ASTM C1707-09 standards while maintaining amazing workability. Check out our line of preblended lime and mortars.
Brick and mortar construction is still the benchmark for durability and beauty. The chemical reaction of cement, lime and aggregates create a cohesive structure which will stand the test of time and provide a beautiful and weatherproof finished product. All mortars, grouts, or concrete blends are not equal however. PACKAGE PAVEMENT will help you avoid costly issues by crafting a batch controlled quality assured and tested product every time.
Cold Weather Impact on Color
Colored mortars can have a dramatic impact on a finished masonry project, but it can be hard to get a perfect final color in cold weather. You can’t control the weather but you can take steps to prevent the chill from impacting your hard work.
Efflorescence is a white, crystalline powder that has an irritating tendency to show up on new brick and block masonry. It’s irritating because it’s new masonry that architects and owners look at most closely. You can brush most of it away. It disappears when wet. But efflorescence will keep coming back until you do something about the conditions that create it. Learn how you can combat efflorescence in your jobs.