How is brick veneer "tied" to poured walls (see link to pics)

Old 08-19-07, 07:55 AM
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How is brick veneer "tied" to poured walls (see link to pics)

Actually have a few questions pertaining to a new construction......The house will have brick to grade with Hardie board above grade. The week the walls were poured the temperatures have averaged 95 degrees and I've always heard high temps are not good time to pour but on the other hand you cant sit and wait for ideal conditions.

Other than brick ledge, I don't see any prep to tie brick veneer to the poured walls. Top of walls appear level and same elevation, but not very flat or uniform, as there are intermittent dips, cupped or crusty regions on the top face of the walls where sill plates go.
Anchor studs protrude from the top face of walls @ approx. 5 ft pitch to capture the sill plates but the anchor stud un-threaded area protruding is greater than the thickness of an 1 1/2" treated sill plate.
One side wall has no brick ledge though the opposite wall has ledge and the grade is similar.


How is brick veneer tied to poured foundation walls?

Do high temperatures cause the top of the walls to cure to fast and not be relatively flat? How do sill plates "seal" a surface like this?

How do anchor studs pull the sill down with this much un-threaded region? (is a cap block typical? (or is 10 washers on each stud the probability here)

Would there be a reason to omit brick ledge on one wall? (it is to have brick to grade)

Link to pictures...

Thanks. FF
Old 08-19-07, 04:57 PM
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Normally, you would shoot in 22 gauge corrugated wall ties, 24" O.C. horizontally, 16" Vertically. If you have brick on both sides of a poured wall, why didn't you save time and money and make it a solid masonry footing?

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