The fasteners in our Slotted Stud Ties 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 I) provides a constant connection of the veneer wall to the structural backing without any risk of veneer disengagement. The singular slot in the tie allows up to 2 inches of vertical play, and this ensures vertical flexibility for any joint regardless of where the Stud Plate was fastened to the structural backing.