Slide 1 New Mexico FFA Agricultural Mechanics Career Development Event Concrete and Masonry Slide 2 Brick Grooving Tool Used to form a clean uniform groove between masonry such as bricks and cinder blocks. Slide 3 Brick Scoring Chisel Used to score bricks and blocks so that they can be cut using a hammer. Slide 4 Brick Tongs Used to carry one or more blocks or bricks to the location where they will be mortared into place. Slide 5 Brick Trowel Used to apply mortar to bricks, masonry blocks, and setting the masonry units. Slide 6 Brick Comes in a variety of sizes and colors. They are commonly used as the finish for exterior walls. Many have two large holes in the middle to enhance mortar adhesion. Slide 7 Bull Float Used to eliminate the high and low spots or ridges left behind by the straight edge when striking off concrete. Slide 8 Cap Block Used as the top layer on a cinder block wall. It may be flat or have a rounded top. Slide 9 Carbide Tipped Masonry Drill Used to drill holes in masonry and concrete. Slide 10 Ceramic Tile Ceramic Floor covering that is durable and long lasting. Slide 11 Cinder Block Structural block which is used for walls, building footings, and to support floors. Slide 12 Concrete Edger Creates a rounded edge on wet concrete which allows form removal without damage. Slide 13 Concrete Finishing Trowel Used to produce a smooth surface on concrete. Slide 14 Concrete Smoothing Tool Used to remove rough edges from hardened concrete. Slide 15 Deck Block Large cinder block with a notch top. It is used to hold support beams for walls and decks. Slide 16 Expansion Joint Placed between slabs of concrete to allow for expansion and contraction due to temperature changes. Slide 17 Concrete Groover Used to cut an expansion joint partly through fresh concrete. Slide 18 Magnesium Float Used to compact concrete and remove the bull float marks. Slide 19 Mud Mixer Most commonly used to mix grout when laying ceramic tile or to mix small amounts of mortar. Slide 20 Notched Trowel Used to apply grout to a concrete floor before laying ceramic tile in place. Slide 21 Plastic Grout Float Used to apply grout between tile joints. The plastic edge will not scratch the tile surface. Slide 22 Rebar Metal rods used to reinforce concrete. It has visible ribs that concrete adheres to. Slide 23 Tile Cutter Used to scorescratch ceramic tile similar to scoring glass. Pressing down on the handle snaps the tile into two pieces. Slide 24 Tile Wet Saw Used to cut ceramic tile. Water is circulated onto the blade to reduce friction and keep the blade cool. Slide 25 Tile Pliers Used to clip rough or crooked pieces of tile after cutting. Slide 26 Tile spacers Placed between tiles when setting grout to maintain uniform lines. Slide 27 Wire Twister Used to twist wires that hold rebar together when pouring floors, foundations and footings.