Mortar Joints

Some articles on mortar joints, joint, mortar:

Mortar Joint - Types of Joints
... Mortar joints in brickwork take up a considerable large amount of a wall’s surface area and have a significant influence on the wall’s overall appearance ... Some joint profiles accentuate their individual designs, while others merge the bricks and mortar to form a flush, homogeneous surface ... Mortar joints vary not only by their appearance, but also by their water-resistance properties ...
Calculating Thermal Transmittance
... as it does not take into account any metal connectors, air gaps interrupting the insulation or mortar joints between the bricks and concrete blocks.) It is ... Since the mortar joints allow heat to pass more easily than the light concrete blocks the mortar is said to "bridge" the light concrete blocks ... blocks 0.30 W/m·K 0.33 K·m²/W (bridge,7%) mortar between concrete blocks 0.88 W/m·K 0.11 K·m²/W 0.01 m plaster 0.57 W/m·K 0.02 K·m²/W - inside surface - 0 ...

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