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.