weak mortar test

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  1. darren smeds

    darren smeds New Member

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    Hi all,

    have been looking into buying a new property and after visiting one particular site, I noticed that the brick mortar seemed to be a bit weak.

    After hearing reports about the weak mortar issue, I have strong reservations!

    what I am trying to determine is if you can test if a home has weak mortar just by running a solid object along the mortar, I presume mortar that’s too hard can also be a problem, is there a way to test or know if a home has weak mortar on a new build (without sending samples to a lab) or is this something that would only rear its ugly head over time

    many thanks
     
  2. Makebetterhomes

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  3. Makebetterhomes

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    yes with experience you can get an idea by running something hard along it....however there needs to be a test done by you or by the builder
     

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