Mortar for Masonry
“Mortar for Masonry” is continuing education for masons based on the Building Code Requirements for Masonry Structures and Industry Best Practice. Mortar bonds the masonry units, joint reinforcement, anchors, and accessories together to perform as a single assembly-a masonry wall. It also creates a tight seal between units against the entry of air and moisture. Mortar is a critical component of a structural masonry wall and Mortar for Masonry explains what the building code requires of the mason and why.
By completing mortar for masonry, you will have a better understanding of ASTM Standards for mortar, tooling, tolerances, and color control. You will learn what is universally acceptable to designers, engineers, building code officials, and building owners. Every mason on a project can perform their craft with a mind toward meeting building code requirements rather than “That’s how we always do it”.