I'm trying to figure out what the problem is with our mortaring technique with this block wall. If anyone has any insight, I'll be MORE than happy to hear it The problem: Mortar won't stay on the block as we butter them and try to place them. It just falls off like crazy. Thought maybe it was too dry, so we mixed it a little wetter on the next batch and then it just oozed down after we placed the blocks. It is chilly out. about 40degrees. New block. New mortar mix. Any thoughts on what would be the problem? Mortar too cold? MOrtar to dry? too wet? I've done brick and not had problems...but this time around it just doesn't want to stick at ALL. eta: I should mention I tried to find troubleshooting guides online and while I could find guides...nothing talked about mortar not sticking. It was mainly about pointing and such.