Designed to Transfer Composite Loads When Using Light Frame Structural Walls
Our 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.
Our patented Shear™Connectors not only work when installed, but simplify the installation process altogether.
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 overall. For interiors, Shear™Connectors allow for more floor space by reducing foundation needs.
For exteriors, they reduce the likelihood, the frequency and amount of precipitation ingress into any wall system, and because they precedes the installation of the air barrier membrane, they maintain an air-tight assembly.
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.