Wtih the abundance of wall ties that are available in the marketplace, it is often difficult to decide which to use on a specific project. Foremost, the decision process should recognize the purpose of the tie. Its functions are to: provide connection, transfer lateral loads, permit in-plane movement to accommodate differential material movements, and in some cases, restrain differential movement.

Learn more at Field Notes: Masonry Ties, by Jake Ribar, principal masonry evaluation engineer, CTLGroup, Skokie, Ill.