Masonry Connectors for Concrete Block Back-up Walls

MASONRY CONNECTOR SYSTEMS fOR STEEL STUD BACK-UP WALLS

FERO’s ShearConnectors are a landmark design creation, and the simplicity of design, along with the efficiency of eliminating pressure on cavity wall systems, is unique in the industry. All Shear™Connectors can use our optional insulation support that is pressed against the cavity insulation and held in place by the V-Tie and prevents separation during construction.

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

Fero Angle Support BracketFAST - Angle Support Bracket more →

Fero Angle Support BracketFAST-
Lintel Bracket
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Lat TieLateral Clip Tie
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STUD SHEAR™ CONNECTOR
Stud Shear Connector
  1. OUR BEST STUD SYSTEM
  2. Resists vertical shear
  3. Functions like a truss
  4. Withstands higher loads
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The Stud Shear™Connector is an especially innovative product for trades using a light frame as a structural backing for an assembly. The orientation of the connectors to the studs provide an unmatched rigidity as it eliminates axial and vertical shear through the tie mechanism. The entire assembly becomes the resistant variable in the construction, rather than all of the resistance being forced upon the studs alone. Stud Shear™ Connectors enable veneers to do the work of the backing studs, reducing load, width and cost.
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SLOTTED STUD TIE (TYPE I)
Slotted Block Tie Type 1
  1. Transfers lateral loads
  2. Allows for greater construction tolerances
 

Slotted Stud Tie (Type I) provides a constant connection of the veneer wall to the structural backing without any risk of veneer disengagement. The singular slot in the tie allows up to 2 inches of vertical play, and this ensures vertical flexibility for any joint regardless of where the Stud Plate was fastened to the structural backing.
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SLOTTED STUD TIE (TYPE II)
Slotted Stud Tie Type 2
  1. Transfers lateral loads
  2. Allows for construction tolerances
  3. Increaced resistance to pull-out
 

Slotted Stud Tie (Type II) only transfers lateral load, but they 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 two slots in the tie each allows up to 1 inch of vertical play, and this ensures vertical flexibility regardless of where the Plate was fastened to the structural backing.
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SIDE MOUNTED RAP TIE
Side Mounted RAP Tie
  1. Allows 1" of construction tolerance
 

Side Mounting Rap (Rod Adjustable Plate) Ties affix masonry veneer walls directly to a structural backing stud without any intervening materials (like sheathing). The vertical functionality of the Side Mounting Rap Tie enables it to resist movement, vertical shear forces and axial forces, and its ability to unify the entire wall assembly to work as one singular component reduces the need to reinforcement, additional wall thickness or materials.
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SLOTTED SIDE MOUNTED
RAP TIE

Slotted Block Tie Type 2
  1. Allows 1.2" of vertical play
 

Slotted Side Mounting Rap Ties provide a constant connection of the veneer wall to the structural backing without any risk of veneer disengagement. The single slot in the tie allows up to 1.2 inches of vertical play, and this ensures vertical flexibility for a joint in relationship to the structural backing.
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HOLED RAP TIE
Slotted Block Tie Type 2
  1. Allows 1" of vertical play
 

Our Holed Rap (Rod Adjustable Plate) Tie affixes masonry veneer walls to a structural backing stud either directly, or by surface mounting to any sheathing sitting over the stud, transferring lateral loads to the stud backing.
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SLOTTED RAP TIE
Slotted Block Tie Type 2
  1. Allows 2" of vertical play
 

Slotted Rap (Rod Adjustable Plate) Tie affixes masonry veneer walls to a structural backing stud either directly, or by surface mounting to any sheathing sitting over the stud.
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For a system that best resists movement, shear and load in cavity walls, we recommend the Stud Shear™Connector.