How to Build a Concrete Block Wall

Adding bag of mortar mix to mixer.

Step 4: Mixing Mortar Mix

Use QUIKRETE Type S Mason Mix for laying both structural and non-structural block and brick walls. This preblended mortar mix is very workable and achieves the high bond strength required for a concrete block wall. One 80-pound bag of Mason Mix will lay up to 13 standard concrete blocks.

The proper mortar consistency is achieved when wet mortar will hang on a trowel held at a 90° angle. Before placing a trowel full of mortar, gently snap the trowel downward to remove any excess mortar.

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  • Tekamaeu K Bureieta Says:
    November 4th, 2018 at 12:12 am

    Footing dimensions

  • bheki Says:
    April 24th, 2016 at 6:47 am

    Want to build a house with 3 bedroom, joint sitting and dning room and kitchen. The size of the house is 9m by 13.5. How many blocks I need to get?

  • Martin Zapata Says:
    July 21st, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    I’m doing a concrete block fence and I need some info. It is going to be six foot height and 73 feet long.

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How to Build a Concrete Block Wall