Grout and mortar are the two popular cement-based products in addition to the concrete that is used in the construction and home-improvement projects. While they are both cement-based products, their properties and uses differ per project.
Epoxy grout consists of epoxy resin, epoxy hardener and sand/aggregates. In fact, there are various types of resin used in the construction industry like epoxy, polyester, polyurethane etc. Though epoxy grout appears to imply the presence of cement material by its name, it does not contain any cement at all. On the other hand, epoxy hardener serves to initiate the hardening process of epoxy grout. It is commonly used for repairing hairline cracks and cavities in concrete structures and can be adopted as a primer or bonding agent.
Cement grout is formed by mixing cement powder with water in which the ratio of cement of water is more or less similar to that of concrete. Setting and hardening are the important processes which affect the performance of cement grout. Moreover, the presence of excessive voids would also affect the strength, stiffness and permeability of grout. It is versatile in the application of filling voids and gaps in structures.
Cement mortar is normally a mixture of cement, water and sand. They are used as bedding for concrete kerbs in roadwork.