What does Brick Ties Mean?
Definition of Brick ties in Construction
What are brick ties? The connection between courses of brick and the subsurface behind the brick. In many cases, this substrate is a block wall, enabling the brick tie to be laid into the joints of the block and extended out through the wall cavity into the brick course. In other instances, where the substrate is not a masonry assembly , the brick tie can be nailed or screwed to the substrate to secure the tie. The free end of the brick tie will always be embedded within the coursing of the facade masonry. There are several different types of brick or masonry ties, dependent upon the design of the masonry wall, as well as the type of masonry units used.