Sprayed-On Polymer Mortar Construction

by Hanns U. Baumann, Baumann Engineering, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Structural Materials


Sprayed-on polymer mortar has been used to construct low-cost, lightweight structures in a variety of locations. The addition of the two-component additive to one cubic yard of mortar (cement, sand, and water) results in approximately 1.3 cubic yards of polymer mortar having a compressive strength of 3,000 psi at a unit weight of 100 pcf. The paper describes how simple designs using an expanded polymer mortar provide an economical method of construction of housing by the future residents themselves.

Subject Headings: Synthetic materials | Mortars | Polymer | Construction management | Building design | Construction methods | Benefit cost ratios | Soil compression

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