Masonry Connectors for Concrete Block Back-up Walls

MASONRY CONNECTOR SYSTEMS fOR CONCRETE BLOCK BACK-UP WALLS

FERO’s engineered masonry connectors and ties set the industry standard for performance, reliability and quality. They allow you to improve the structural performance and strength of your wall system while lowering your cost! All systems are designed to secure the insulation permanently against the back up wall and are engineered to allow adjustment to accommodate for construction tolerances.

CALCULATING COST BENEFITS

The full cost benefits of using Fero connectors and ties can be seen when the entire wall system is calculated - reduced back-up wall thickness, reinforcement, and reduced load and therefore size of footings are factored into the final equation.

ACCESSORIES

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Lat TieLateral Clip Tie
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BLOCK SHEAR™ CONNECTOR
Block Shear Connector
  1. OUR BEST SYSTEM
  2. Resists vertical shear
  3. Wall functions like a truss
  4. Withstands higher loads
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Block Shear™ Connectors allows cavity walls to behave uniformly, resisting vertical shear by “connecting” the exterior masonry veneer to the concrete block backing. The entire wall functions like a truss, with both wythes performing uniformly as tension and compression components of the truss. This enables structures to withstand more load with thinner walls, less reinforcement material, and less material costs.
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SLOTTED BLOCK TIE TYPE II
Slotted Block Tie Type 2
  1. Transfers lateral loads
  2. Allows for construction tolerances
  3. Higher resistance to deflection
 

Slotted Block Ties Type II transfer lateral loads, but because of the slots, they are not designed to resist movement vertically, and this reduces the effectiveness of the entire wall assembly to function in a combined manner.

The slots do increase the ability to compensate for construction tolerences and speed installation.

The dual slots in the tie each provides up to 1 inch of vertical play in each slot, increasing the ability to resist deflective forces, and this ensures vertical flexibility regardless of where the Plate was fastened to the structural backing.
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SLOTTED BLOCK TIE TYPE I
Slotted Block Tie Type 1
  1. Transfers lateral loads
  2. Allows for greater construction tolerances
 

Slotted Block Tie TYPE I transfer lateral loads, and are not designed to resist movement vertically, and this can reduce the effectiveness of the entire wall assembly to function in a combined manner.

The single slot increases the ability to compensate for construction tolerences and speed installation.

The singular slot in the plate allows up to 2 inches of vertical play, and this ensures vertical flexibility for any joint regardless of where the Plate was fastened to the structural backing.
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HEAVY DUTY HOLED RAP TIE
Heavy Duty Rap Tie
  1. Ideal for retro-fit applications
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The Heavy Duty Holed Rap Tie transfers lateral load from the exterior masonry veneer to the structural backing with the use of one fastener. By using multiple fasteners, both shear and axial forces can be resisted, and this enables the entire wall assembly to function as a whole. The wall thickness (including the veneer and structural backing) work to limit lateral load, offering reduced lateral deflections and increased resistance.
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For a system that better resists movement, shear and load in cavity walls, we recommend the Block Shear™ Connector.