Orange mortar

I can post photos if needed later but today the crawlspace concrete blocks had orange mortar. Anyone ever seen this before?

I’ve seen colored mortar with bricks.

http://www.glengerybrick.com/brick/mortar.html

Hmmm. What’s the point of coloring mortar in the foundation?

Here is a photo. Anything I should know about orange mortar? photo 2.JPG

Works better than Lime mortar. :stuck_out_tongue:

Juan Did You scrape it anywhere to see if maybe it was something someone put over the mortar?

I touched it. Felt like mortar. What would be put over mortar?

Not a concern for me.

Just a diff color Joe?

Could that be high iron in the soil leaching through?

It is the same all the way around the foundation including the foundation stem above grade so I would say probably not.

Maybe it was some type of sealant. Just a guess.

Well no one seems to think its a problem. That’s the most important thing.

And not one person asked you what it tasted like :wink:

Hahaha I think they are saving that for a very hot thread thats going on right now

My guess is that the masons had it left over from a previous job and used it in the crawl where the color would not matter.

Very intuitive Pete. Thanks

Well… maybe *you *should throw it out there and show us all that you want to “fit in”! :shock::twisted::mrgreen:

I don’t know what is going on over there but I have no intention of figuring it out.

Chicken!!! (or should I say… pu**y)??? :twisted::twisted: