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.
Mekal® is a specially hydrated lime. It corrects the missing gaps in very fines from river and sea sands. You get smoother mortars and plasters.
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. Mekal® shows its versatility and beauty when used for plastering and rendering.