Hydrate has been used as a primary ingredient in masonry mortars for centuries, and is still used in both historic and contemporary applications. Mortars made with lime and cement exhibit superior workability balanced by appropriate compressive strength, combined with high flexural strength, low water permeability and superior bond strength.
Hydrate is a major constituent in plasters and renders, as it enhances the strength, durability, and workability of these finishes. Barkisan is a fine, white, high-purity product, specially hydrated for convenient and trouble-free use in mortar applications.
Studies have compared the performance of cement-lime mortars with masonry cement mortars. Cement-lime mortars have shown higher bond and shear strength and lower water leakage. Barkisan shows its versatility and beauty when used for plastering and rendering.