SELECT MORTAR MATERIALS AND MIX MORTAR
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In this lesson, you will learn the procedures for selecting mortar materials and mixing the mortar for a
concrete-block or brick wall.
TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:
You will select the mortar and identify the steps when mixing mortar for a concrete-
block or brick wall.
You will use the materials contained in this lesson.
You will correctly answer the practice exercise questions at the end of this lesson.
REFERENCES: The materials contained in this lesson were derived from FM 5-426, FM 5-742, STP
5-51B12-SM-TG, and materials approved for instruction by the US Army Engineer
As a carpenter or mason, you will be expected to select correct mortar materials for a brick or block
wall. You must be able to design and construct structures that are safe and structurally sound. A major
part of that responsibility is to choose the best materials available to accomplish this task.