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Functions of Sand in Mortar List


Mortar is a workable paste used to bind building blocks together. Sand is a commonly used ingredient of mortar.

Functions of Sand in Mortar

  • Prevent mortar shrinkage.
  • Prevents cracking of mortar during setting.
  • Increases the density of mortar.
  • Improves setting capability.
  • Sand used as an inert material to increase the volume of mortar for the economy.
  • Make cementing materials into a thin film
  • More surface area for the film of cementing materials to adhere and to spread.




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