Mortar – Module ID 28104-13

Mortar – Module ID 28104-13


Module Five (28104-13) explains the types and properties of mortar and the materials used in the mixture, including admixtures; provides instructions for mixing mortar by machine; and describes how to properly apply and store mortar

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Learning Objective 1 – Name and describe the ingredients and types of mortar.

  • Describe the use of portland cement, hydrated lime, and sand. Describe masonry cement.
  • Describe preblended mortars.
  • Describe the use of water and admixtures.
  • Describe the types of masonry mortar.

Learning Objective 2 – Describe properties of plastic and hardened mortar.

  • Describe plastic mortar.
  • Describe hardened mortar.

Learning Objective 3 – Identify the common problems found in mortar application and their solutions.

  • Describe the effects of improper proportioning and poor-quality materials.
  • Explain the effects of extreme weather and tempering.
  • Describe efflorescence.

Learning Objective 4 – Explain how to properly set up, maintain, and dispose of mortar and use the mortar mixing area.

  • Describe how to set up the mixing area.
  • Describe how to maintain the mixing area.
  • Describe how to mix mortar with a power mixer.

Performance Tasks

Performance Task 1 (Learning Objective 4) • Properly set up the mortar mixing area.

Performance Task 2 (Learning Objective 4) • Properly mix mortar with a power mixer.


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