Mortar Mix (Type S)

MORTAR MIX – TYPE S is a quality blend of C-144 mason sand, Portland cement and hydrated lime or C-144 mason sand and high strength masonry cement. It is used to build brick, stone and block walls, and can be used as a stucco scratch and/or base coat. Also use for tuck pointing mortar joints in brick or block. Vita-Crete Mortar Mix is designed to meet or exceed the specifications of ASTM C 387 and C270 for Type S Mortar for unit masonry.


28 day 1,800 psi (12.4 MPa) Water Retention 75%


One 80 lb bag (36.2 kg) bag will require up to 4.5 quarts (4.3L) of water. Thoroughly mix the contents of the bag with 3 quarts of water, adding the remaining water a little at a time if the mix is too stiff until a workable mix of trowel consistency is obtained.


Butter the ends of the brick or block with the mortar and place into a bed of mortar. Level while gently tapping into place. When used in tuck-pointing, after compaction into the joint,  allow the fresh mortar to set before striking the joints.


Keep the placed material damp in hot weather conditions to aid in curing. Protect the mortar from freezing for at least 24 hours after placement.


  • One 80 lb bag (36.3 kg) bag will lay approximately 38 standard brick or 13 standard blocks.
  • One 80 lb bag (36.3 kg) will cover approximately 35 sq. ft. at 1/4 inch thick.

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