2-10. Making Vertical Joints. Apply mortar to the ends of the blocks for vertical joints. You can save
time by placing several blocks on the ends and applying mortar to the vertical faces in one operation
(Figure 2-8). Then place each block over its final position and push downward into the mortar bed and
against the previously laid block to obtain a well-filled vertical joint (Figure 2-9).
Figure 2-8. Applying mortar for vertical joints
Figure 2-9. Positioning the block