My son needs to do a science experiment on the affects of 'ice melt' on
I have an extra bag of mortar and was wondering if cement and mortar
are similiar enough
that if we mixed up that, the results of his experiement would be
Otherwise off to the hardware store
The difference is one of proportions designed to make each product more
suited to its intended end use. Typically mortars aren't as strong so
a concrete mix would undoubtedly be more comparable to a typical
But, I'd be more concerned from the purpose of the experiment of the
use of a brand-newly poured section that hasn't fully cured. It takes
a long time for concrete to finally cure fully and meanwhile the
surface will be more susceptible to damage when green or nearly so than
later. Of course, one could still see something about relative effects
of differing treatments which undoubtedly meets the objective.
The really neat way to do it might be to find a broken section of an
existing sidewalk that could be scavenged.
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