Concrete, cement, and mortar are often confused, but these surface paving materials are distinctly different from each other. When you’re paving your parking lot in Atlanta, you should be sure that you’re using the right materials. Watch this video to get the facts on concrete, cement, and mortar.
Cement is a powder, but it hardens when you add water to it. Portland cement is the most common, and it’s often used as an ingredient in mixtures like concrete. Cement, sand, and aggregate stone come together to form concrete, which is poured into its form while it’s wet. Then when it hardens, it becomes a durable surface that can take on impact and traffic. Mortar is a mixture of cement, lime, and sand, and it’s used alongside other building materials to keep them together. Mortar is a little softer than cement, so it allows for slight movement and flexibility.