Have you ever tried patching a hole in the wall and, no matter what you or your hired tradesman did, you could never get the repair mortar to finish flush with the surface? Or to dry without unsightly crack lines? If you have, you can probably blame it on wrong material selection. Knowing the differences between mortars helps you make the right choice and saves you time, effort, and expense.
“Non-shrink” grouts are commonly used for a range of concrete repair applications including patching of honeycombs, tie-bolt holes, accidental damage, break-outs, and pack-filling of gaps and voids. “Non- shrink” grouts are selected because they are seen as good quality, high-strength mortars. However, are they the right material for the work methods employed in the above repairs?