A wide variety of veneer ties are available from various manufacturers. The purpose of the veneer tie, regardless of design or type, is to transfer loads from the veneer to the backup structure. Veneer ties are designed to resist compressive and tensile loads that arise from lateral loads such as from wind or seismic excitation. Some tie systems are adjustable, to accommodate construction tolerances or permit the veneer to expand and contract independently of the backup structure.
The Masonry Standards Joint Committee (MSJC) defines code requirements for masonry structures.
Installation & Anchorage
Embed wall tie ends at least ½" in the outer face shell of hollow units. Embed wall ties at least 1 ½" into the mortar bed of solid masonry units or solid-grouted hollow units. Maximum spacing between ties (according to the Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures reported by the MSJC) is 36" horizontally and 24" vertically.
- Adding Brick Veneer to Existing Construction
- Anchor Bolts for Brick Masonry
- Fasteners for Brick Masonry
- Wall Ties for Brick Masonry
- Fasteners for Concrete Masonry Units
Building Code Requirements and Specification for Masonry Structures Section 2.4 F lists required corrosion protection for steel joint reinforcement, ties, and anchors. Unless otherwise required, protect carbon steel ties from corrosion by galvanizing or epoxy coating. Specific minimums are outlined in the above referenced section.
Companies Offering Anchors and Ties
|Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.||Hauppauge||NY|
|Espinoza Stone, Inc.||Jarrell||TX|
|Heckmann Building Products, Inc.||Melrose Park||IL|
|Krando Metal Products, Inc.||Broomoll||PA|
|Ernest Maier, Inc.||Bladensburg||MD|
|Georgia Masonry Supply||Lawrenceville||GA|
|Indiana Cut Stone||Bedford||IN|
|Midwest Block & Brick||Bridgeton||MO|
|Mutual Materials Company||Bellevue||WA|
|Acme Brick Company||Euless||TX|
|Acme Brick Company||St. Rose||LA|
|Block-Lite Co. Inc.||Flagstaff||AZ|
|Chicago Block and Brick, Co.||Mundelein||IL|
|County Materials Corporation||Marathon||WI|
|Gagne & Son Concrete Block||Belgrade||ME|
|Masonry Accessories, Inc.||Orlando||FL|
|Package Pavement Co. Inc.||Stormville||NY|
|Thompson Building Materials, Inc.||San Diego||CA|
|Trowel Trades, Inc.||Suwanee||GA|
|United Brick||Des Moines||IA|
|Waldo Bros. Company||Boston||MA|