Amerimix
CrewTracks
EZ Scaffold Corp.
EZG Manufacturing
Federated Insurance
Fraco USA, Inc.
Hohmann and Barnard, Inc.
Husqvarna Construction Products N.A.
Hydro Mobile, Inc.
iQ Power Tools
Kennison Forest Products, Inc.
keson
Mortar Net Solutions
Non-Stop Scaffolding
SPEC MIX LLC
Tradesmen's Software, Inc.

Veneer Ties

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.

Code Requirements

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.

Corrosion Protection

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

Company City State
MCAA Member Hohmann and Barnard, Inc. Hauppauge NY
MCAA Member Espinoza Stone, Inc. Jarrell TX
MCAA Member ETC Contractors Charlotte NC
MCAA Member Heckmann Building Products, Inc. Melrose Park IL
MCAA Member Crown Masonry & Construction Materials, LLC Independence MO
MCAA Member Ernest Maier, Inc. Bladensburg MD
MCAA Member Georgia Masonry Supply Lawrenceville GA
MCAA Member Indiana Cut Stone Bedford IN
MCAA Member Midwest Block & Brick Bridgeton MO
MCAA Member Mutual Materials Company Bellevue WA
MCAA Member Wire-Bond Charlotte NC
MCAA Member Acme Brick Company St. Rose LA
MCAA Member Acme Brick Company Euless TX
MCAA Member Block-Lite Co. Inc. Flagstaff AZ
MCAA Member Chicago Block and Brick, Co. Mundelein IL
MCAA Member County Materials Corporation Marathon WI
MCAA Member Gagne & Son Concrete Block Belgrade ME
MCAA Member Lurvey Supply Volo IL
MCAA Member MASONPRO, Inc. Northville MI
MCAA Member Masonry Accessories, Inc. Orlando FL
MCAA Member Package Pavement Co. Inc. Stormville NY
MCAA Member Thompson Building Materials, Inc. San Diego CA
MCAA Member Trowel Trades, Inc. Suwanee GA
MCAA Member Tucker-Kirby Co. Charlotte NC
MCAA Member United Brick Des Moines IA
MCAA Member Waldo Bros. Company Boston MA
FERO Corporation Edmonton AB

“The MCAA has my back on things I could not possibly be doing by myself.”

Mark Kemp
Superior Masonry Builders, Inc.
MCAA member since 1959

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