Designed to Transfer Lateral Loads to Light Structural Back-Up Walls
The fasteners in our Slotted Stud Ties (Type II) connect to side surfaces of the structural backing, resisting shear loads. Their position in relationship to the wall system resists direct tension and moisture loads as they transfer load directly. Surface mounted tie systems are not able to provide as strong a connection to structural backing.
The Slotted Stud Tie (Type II) provides a constant connection of the veneer wall to the structural backing without any risk of veneer disengagement. The two slots in the tie each allows up to 1 inch of vertical play, and this ensures vertical flexibility for any joint regardless of where the Stud Plate was fastened to the structural backing.
When compared to the Type I Slotted Stud Tie, Type II provides increased adjustment, flexibility in assembly and increased strength.
Type II Slotted Stud Ties are best utilized in steel wall assemblies where the demands of vertical movement between the veneer and the structural backing are high, like in cases of high walls or multi-storey structures with full-height veneers.
The vertical play also allows for improved flexibility in incidences of vertical movement between the veneer and the structural backing. Slotted Stud Ties can also be effectively employed in multiple veneer applications including clay, brick, concrete, conventional stone and other types of mortar set veneers.
Our Insulation Support (optional) is a polyethylene fitting pressed against the cavity insulation and this prevents separation during construction. Supports are commonly installed prior to veneers, and when V-Ties are installed, insulation is safely supported.
V-Ties are available in a wide variety of standard lengths to accommodate various thicknesses of masonry veneer and cavity wall spaces.
Design specifications and regulations differ between Canada and US industries, and we accommodate for both sets of standards and regulations.Please view the appropriate regional documentation for dimensions, diagrams and specifications.
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