Definition of bed joint in English:

bed joint


  • A horizontal layer of mortar underneath a layer of masonry.

    • ‘Mortar oozes out of the head and bed joints, wood studs may be bowed and reduce the cavity size, and other imperfections interfere with the cavity's cleanliness.’
    • ‘The diameter or width of the FRP bars is limited by the thickness of the mortar bed joint, which is usually not larger than 3/8 inch.’
    • ‘Full bedding of the bed joint and placing of the wall tie in the mortar assures full bond.’
    • ‘Cracks form if adequate control joints and bed joint reinforcement are not provided.’