Superior Bond, Water Rentention and Board Life
Standard (TP-01) and Color (TP-05)
INCREASED BOND. REDUCED SHRINKAGE.
- Incorporates the maximum amount of lime for optimal bond to the masonry unit.
- Meets ASTM C 270, ASTM C1714 and CSA A 179 Requirements
- Available in standard or custom colors
- Designed to be compatible with the characteristics of the specified masonry unit.
Tuckpoint Mortar Installation/Application
For optimal results, grind the mortar joint to be repaired back 3/4 in (19 mm) and ensure that the receiving surface is free of dust and debris. A sample of the proposed product will be provided by the manufacturer for architectural approval and testing, if required. Preparation of a panel with all materials and systems employed in the final project is imperative. Retain the mock-up or field sample through the completion of the project.
Allow mortar to cure a minimum of 7 days but no more than 28 days before cleaning. Consult manufacturer of the masonry units and cleaning chemicals for further instructions to ensure proper washing procedures.
Clean masonry only with a national proprietary cleaning agent (following the manufacturer’s instructions) or potable water. SPEC MIX products must be kept dry, covered, and protected from weather and other damage.
Sizes and Equipment
SPEC MIX Tuckpoint Mortar is available in 80 lb (36.2 kg) packages for easy hand loading or in 3,000 lb (1,360.7 kg) reusable bulk bags to be used with the various SPEC MIX silo systems. When using the silo system, once the bulk bags of mortar are delivered to the project site, the portable silo is loaded with a jobsite forklift and the product is dispensed into a mechanical batch mixer.
SPEC MIX Tuckpoint mortar is produced under strict manufacturing standards, and complete quality control measures are implemented with each batch. A digital printout displaying the proper proportions per batch may be kept as a permanent record. Each SPEC MIX manufacturer certifies that SPEC MIX masonry products are designed to meet the project specifications and applicable ASTM, TMS, and CSA standards.
SPEC MIX® Tuckpoint Mortar is available in 80 lb. (36.3 kg.) packages for easy hand loading or in 3,000 lb. (1,360.8 kg.) reusable bulk bags to be used with the various SPEC MIX® silo systems.
|ASTM C 270 Property Specifications (laboratory prepared)|
|Type||Avg. Compression Strength at 28 Days, Minimum, PSI||Water Retention, Minimum %||Air Content, Maximum %|
|CSA A 179 Property Specifications (laboratory prepared)|
|Type||Average compressive strength at 28 days, MPa||Water retention, minimum %||Air content, maximum %|
|Estimated Yields per 80 lb (36.2 kg) Bag|
|Coverage on Modular Brick (SqFt)
|Joint Thickness||3/8" (9.5 mm)||1/2" (13mm)||5/8" (16mm)|
|1/2" (13 mm) Grind Depth||85 - 95 ft² (7.9 to 8.8m²)||65 - 70 (6.0 to 6.5 m²)||52 - 56 (4.8 to 5.2 m²)|
|3/4" (19 mm) Grind Depth||55 - 65 (5.1 to 6.0 m²)||40 - 45 (3.7 to 4.2 m²)||33 - 37 (3.0 to 3.4 m²)|
|Estimated Yields per 3,000 LB (1,360.6 kg) Bag|
|Coverage on Modular Brick per 3,000 lb (1,360.7 kg) Bag
|Joint Thickness||3/8" (9.5 mm)||1/2" (13 mm)||5/8" (16mm)|
|1/2" (13 mm) Grind Depth||3,185 to 3,565 ft² (296 to 331 m²)||2,435 to 2,625 ft² (226 to 244 m²)||1,950 to 2,100 ft² (181 to 195 m²)|
|3/4" Grind Depth||2,060 - 2,435||1,500 - 1,685||1,235 - 1,385|
|Note: The Yields given above are approximate and depend on labor practices, site conditions and design of work. Yields include typical waste. Some areas such as FL, CA, OR, and WA experience higher yields due to construction practices. Please contact your local representative for more specific yield information in your area.
Note: Each 80 lb. (36.2 kg) bag yields 1,296 cu in (21.2 L) of wet mortar.
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Tuckpoint Mortar Mixing Instructions
WEAR IMPERVIOUS GLOVES, such as nitrile.
1. Mixing is best accomplished by using a mechanical mixer to ensure optimal workability and performance.
2. Use clean, potable water; add the amount of water consistent with optimum workability which provides adequate water to satisfy the initial rate of absorption of the masonry units.
3. Mix for five minutes. Let the mortar stand for prehydration according to job specifications and local building codes. Add sufficient water to bring the mortar to the proper consistency for tuckpointing, somewhat drier than mortar used for laying the units.
4. Maintain the same mixing procedures to maintain consistency throughout the project.
5. Tool mortar joints when the surface is thumbprint hard. Keep tooling times consistent.
6. Hand mix mortar only with written approval by the specifier who should outline procedures.
7. Use mortar within 2.5 hours after initial mixing.
8. Retemper mortar only when mixing water is lost due to evaporation.