In This Post
– What is Cement?
– What is Concrete?
– What is Mortar?
– Cement vs Concrete vs Mortar
Contractors, builders, architects and other construction professionals are pretty familiar with the difference between cement and concrete along with mortar, but most DIY enthusiasts tend to get confused between these materials. More often than not, they end up saying ‘concrete’ when what they actually meant was ‘mortar’ or vice versa. To construction novices, cement, concrete and mortar may all appear like the greyish building materials in masonry.
However, the thing is that you can’t use these terms interchangeably. If you think cement is the substance that is put between bricks to bind them together or that you use mortar to strengthen the foundation of a building, then you’ve come to the right place.
Let’s take a look at the major differences between cement and concrete as well as the differences between mortar and concrete and learn their usage.