Masonry Connectors for Concrete Block Back-up Walls

MASONRY CONNECTOR SYSTEM FOR WOOD STUD BACK-UP WALLS

The 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.

SLOTTED RAP TIE
Slotted Block Tie Type 2
  1. Allows 2" of vertical play for construction tolerances
BENEFITS OF THE
SLOTTED RAP TIE
  1. Resists lateral loads
  2. Restrains components to eliminate disengagement
  3. Reduces movement and free play
  4. Reduces deformation caused by load
  5. Minimizes moisture load

It must be noted that Slotted Rap Ties transfer loads that are perpendicular to a wall, but they are not designed to create unified wall assembly resistance. For products that best resist shear and load in cavity walls, view our ShearConnector suite of products

The Slotted Rap Tie's L-Plate can be screwed to the sheathing over a stud to make a good mechanical connnection to the bearing studs and the slot allows 2 inches of play to allow for alignment with the mortar bed to resist pull-out of the V-Tie. Those attributes make the Slotted Rap Tie a viable option for both new construction and retrofit applications for masonry veneer.
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