Welcome to AMR Labs.
Our focus is high quality masonry repair and the products and services needed to ensure the mortar repair is done right. Among these are mortar testing, mortar matching, pre-matched pointing mortar mix, and other masonry repair products.
We provide mortar matching services across the U.S.
1525 Corona Dr.
Granbury, TX 76048
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Not all mortar mix is the same, or for the same use. Most available
packages of mortar mix are not designed for small use applications
like repair. They come in a 70lbs bag that requires full package
mixing to make the specified mortar type. These bags are made for
large projects and produce two full wheelbarrows of mortar per bag.
This is excessive wasted material under its best circumstance. As they only come in grey or white mix, it can present problems when you are trying to match a mortar that is somewhere in between. It can be done this way, but it would require as many as 16 bags of mix to match some tones. This would be 32 wheelbarrows of mortar. Now, you are probably thinking the same as most brick repair companies, that you could just use some out of a bag of grey and some out of the bag of white mortar mix to match the base tone of the mortar. While this has become an accepted practice among poorly trained contractors in some areas, it has many problems. As I mentioned, these bags require full package use. The total contents of the bag produces the specified mortar mix, and using small portions creates an unknown mortar type because there is no way to determine how much of each binder material are being used.
This is why we produced the custom brick repair mortars.
Our custom brick repair mortars come in a
box containing 2 one
gallon bags of mix that is pre-matched to your
existing mortar type
and color. Each bag is mixed with 2.5 gallons sand to produce about
a bucket of mortar, and most masonry repairs use 1-4 bags of
This is 1 or 2 boxes of PreMatched Mortar. We retain your formula in
the event you need to order more boxes as needed.
Tuck Point Mortar
These PreMatched mortar mixes are designed for small repairs, and allow you to mix small bags of mortar mix that maintain the proper mortar type and color. They eliminate the guess work and the excessive amounts of time that it takes to get a matching color. This is why many masonry contractors use AMR Mortars for their projects.
To order prematched mortar mix, we need to get the formula of your existing mortar. This is done through mortar matching.
Through analyzing and testing the composition of samples of existing
mortar in a detailed mortar analysis, the complete
composition formula is provided. This is the base for any custom
mortar color match or custom mortar matching. With
the base formula, minor adjustments can be made to adjust mortar
color for the rest of the mortar match without changing the mortar
type, crushing pressure, bond ability, or ratios. By custom matching
the mortar in this manner, you will reduce the inconsistencies of
color matching mortar, insure a better bond, and prevent damaging
the bricks with mortar that is too hard or soft.
This process requires testing the mortar for mortar type, sand ratio, and adding a color match.
Add Mortar Color Match
Per 2 bag box of PreMatched brick repair mortar
Each box contains 2 bags of mortar.
We provide a brick repair guide and training videos to assist you in
completing your masonry repairs.
Our Service Area
We provide mortar analysis, testing, and matching services across the U.S., and ship our brick repair mortar products to the same. In our local area, we are available for consulting.
If you need help finding a local contractor, these links may help.
Brick Repair Dallas
Brick Repair Fort Worth
Below are the before and after pictures of a project where the old repairs are smeared and used mis-matched mortar,
and in the after photo, mortar smears are cleaned off the bricks and the mortar is repaired with matching mortar. You
will notice the second picture looks darker. This is because the wall is wet from cleaning and the pictures were taken
the same day. The first in the morning with more direct light and the second in the late afternoon when the sun was on
the other side of the building.
As you can see, masonry repairs look much better when the mortar is tested and properly matched with our mortar matching services.