Mortar on webs

When your laying concrete block in your videos I notice you mortar the front and back edges but not the middle webs of the block. Is this the correct way or does the middle ever need to be done? Does the first course need to have the webs done?

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Sep 04, 2012
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mix NEW
by: Anonymous

what is the mix ratio for carotex?

Sep 04, 2012
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mix NEW
by: Anonymous

what is the mix ratio for carotex?

Apr 07, 2012
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MORTAR ON WEBS NEW
by: Charlie Cummins

It is kinda like the Dentist who says you don't have to dental floss all your teeth, just the ones you keep. I have seen on City, State, and Federal Projects, where the Specs. call for placing mortar on the webs that contain rebar. Basically it depends on what the specs call for. Naturally, the more you do, the stronger the wall will be. Just make sure the mason knows what is expected, so he can charge more money, -------yes------this will solve problems down the road.
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Thanks for asking
Charlie Cummins

Aug 04, 2011
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MORTAR ON THE WEB
by: F.J.N.

There has been some discussion i have been privy to regarding Placing mortar on the cross webs of block.Here are some of them: with the configuration of all but 8in. block with most manufactures the webs do not align with one another except in stack bond.As a result mortar contact would be minimal at best.I have seen cross web spreading used for grout containment purposes. With 8in. block typically the cross webs do align vertically however i read spreading of cross webs typically will increase tensile bond strength between units about 8-10% over face shell beding.Compression strength of wall is not a factor effected with either spreading of webs or face shell bedding only.

Jan 06, 2010
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carotex mix
by: hoghead

for every 2 shovel mortar add 6 shovel of sand. it a 1 to 2 ratio.

Nov 22, 2009
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mortar
by: Anonymous

Does any body know what carotex mortar is and how many cubic feet of sand do you put in it

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