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Use of corrugated ties not permissable for commercial construction

Corrugated wall ties are only allowed,  by code, to be used in veneer work on wooden studs. This article explains why and what to do when corrugated ties are installed incorrectly

Tying Tall, Non-Coursing Veneers to a CMU Backup

Tying units which do not modularly course out with an 8 inch high concrete masonry backup

Tying Irregular Bond Patterns such as Rubble Stone to a CMU Backup

When a rubble stone, simulated rubble stone or other irregular bond pattern is used, traditional adjustable joint reinforcement is not an option,  here's what to do. . .

Use of corrugated wall ties in residential brick veneers with wood framing

An overview of the correct usage of wall ties in residential applications

Think Systems

Comprehensive design guide for masonry wall systems.  Shows suggested details for anchorage, moisture resistance and movement control for several common masonry systems.

Reanchoring Brick

When wall ties are missing or corroded or brick headers are broken, the exterior brick or portions of it can fall from the building. A common but expensive repair is to replace part or all of the brick. Reanchoring the brick to the backup costs much less and is just as effective if the conditions that lead to the failed wall ties are corrected too

Connecting Brick to Backups

To secure masonry veneer to a backup system or to connect two or more masonry wythes, wall ties-made of wire or sheet metal- are necessary. But how do you choose from the thousands of available shapes, sizes, gauges, and steel types of masonry wall ties?

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Think Systems

Comprehensive design guide for masonry wall systems.  Shows suggested details for anchorage, moisture resistance and movement control for several common masonry systems.

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