A growing number of builders are replacing traditional red clay bricks with AAC blocks. These factory-made blocks show a higher consistency with quality, provide insulation against heat and sound, and are lightweight and fire-resistant. To maximize these benefits you need to use the right mortar to join them.

Unlike traditional cement, block jointing mortar is a better match to joining AAC blocks. Formulated from cement, graded sand and added polymers, this block adhesive is stronger than traditional cement mortar. Given its high bonding strength, the jointing material required is 75% less. Instead of 8-12mm thick cement layer, only a 3-4mm thick layer of block jointing mortar is needed to join AAC blocks. Since a thin layer is enough to join blocks, the amount of mortar needed to build a wall is reduced. This, in turn, implies that the space required to store mortar as well as the labor needed to handle it is reduced.

While cement and sand are mixed manually on-site for traditional cement, AAC block joining adhesive is mixed with precision in a factory. This not only reduces the mess created on-site, but it also ensures a high-quality standard. Unlike sand that can be hard to find in certain seasons, this mortar is available throughout the year. Also, AAC block jointing mortar does not need to be cured due to water retention polymers. Thus, a masonry wall can be made ready in less than 24 hours.

Most importantly, due to the thin joints, heat absorption through mortar joints is reduced and thus it improves the thermal performance of the wall.

Magicrete’s MagicBond

Magicrete’s MagicBond is the best quality block joining adhesive available. It has high bond strength, high thermal insulation and offers high coverage. Since it retains water, it is also crack resistant. As a premix mortar, it is easy to use, ensures zero wastage, and requires no curing. Thus, with this mortar, a wall will be ready for plastering within 24 hours. Not only does this reduce construction timelines, but it also helps builders save money on their construction budgets.