Mortar plays many critical roles in masonry construction. In order for it to meet the various needs, careful consideration to materials and proportions is needed, as well as field quality control. Additionally, the impact of mortar color can provide dramatic aesthetics for masonry projects. This presentation will review ASTM standards for mortar and mortar variables that will affect masonry construction.
(1 hr. LU/HSW)
- Understand the differences between cement, concrete, and masonry mortar
- Know the requirements of ASTM C270 for specifying mortar, including understanding the different types of mortars
- Understand field evaluation requirements in ASTM C780 and evaluating field testing results
- Understand the role of masonry mortars and the impact mortar has on buildings and aesthetics
Keywords: masonry mortar, masonry, cement, material testing, mortar color