*As a side note, In regards to PARTITION WALLS ONLY, having more than a decade (2?) in masonry during my younger years, experience has shown that the expense and wasted labor of utilizing wall ties are more of an illusion of security perpetuated by the Codes Manipulations Racket.

A heavy brick or block wall will not be held up by steel wall ties

Not even the commercial grade ring ties will serve any purpose when adhered to most outside wall wood.


Since the non-commercial ties themselves are only about 8 inches in length, bent in half would leave less than 4 inches in the brick bed joints and 4 inches adhered to a wood stud

(usually held in place by a solitary screw or nail).


The problem is when the wood moves due to natural weather conditions, it potentially causes early termination or cracking of the brick wall.


Also, anyone that has crashed into a brick partition wall knows that nothing throughout the whole wall will remain intact.

*True Story, it was actually an 8" block wall with durowall reinforcing, I'm raising my hand now as a first-person operator and witness

(not admissable in the Clark County Municipal Court of Springfield Ohio).

Security reality

Codes have a Variable purpose at least, a revenue-generation scheme at best

in my experienced opinion

";-)



So what reinforcing alternatives are there?


Well there's corners and piers and arched or square columns or pyramids placed intermitently within a stretch of wall or....


Anything is better than a piece of tin adhered to a movable wood wall.