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Efficiently Placing Vertical, Hand-Applied Mortar

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Richard First
6 Minutes
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Vertical/overhead repair mortars are traditionally hand- or spray-applied. Small repairs are suitable for hand application; whereas, low pressure spray equipment is useful for large projects. Mortar guns are commonly used for tuckpointing applications using site-mixed, masonry mortar. As most vertical/overhead concrete repair materials exhibit a stiff consistency, such mortar guns have not been widely implemented in concrete repair applications. With its unique, thixotropic rheology, MasterEmaco N 425 is well suited for use with such equipment. This demonstration presents the ease of application of MasterEmaco N 425 using a Quikpoint 3000 mortar gun.


  1. Demonstrate the proper equipment required. 
  2. Illustrate how the method can be used. 
  3. Identify the types of mortars used in this application. 
  4. Compare the timing of this method vs traditional hand-applied applications. 


Richard First's Profile

Richard First Related seminars and products

Sr. Technical Product Specialist

BASF Construction Systems

Rick First is Technical Service Lead at Master Builders Solutions. He has been in the concrete industry for over 30 years. Rick has worked for Degussa, BASF and Master Builders Solutions in a technical capacity specializing in Concrete Repair and Resinous Flooring. He has presented to local and national organizations related to concrete and concrete repair. 

Company Info

Master Builders Solutions is the global brand of advanced chemical solutions for construction. Our comprehensive construction chemicals portfolio includes concrete admixtures, waterproofing solutions, concrete repair and protection solutions, performance grouts and performance flooring solutions.

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