FERO Thermal Tie™ – Holed Rap-Tie® Masonry Connector
FERO Thermal Tie™ – Holed Rap-Tie® Masonry Connector (“FERO Thermal Holed Rap-Tie”) affixes masonry veneer walls to a structural backing either directly, or by surface mounting to any sheathing sitting over a stud. This tie is designed to transfer lateral loads to light structural walls with or without sheathing or concrete back-up walls. The L-shaped Plate is fastened to the front surface of the structural backing, which may be steel, wood, or concrete. Holes sit along the far end of the Plate, and the FERO V-Tie™ is inserted into the corresponding hole, providing a constant connection of the veneer wall to the structural backing without any risk of veneer disengagement. The functionality of the FERO Thermal Holed Rap-Tie is to transfer lateral load from the exterior masonry veneer to the structural backing with the use of one fastener. By using multiple fasteners, both shear and axial forces can be resisted, and this enables the entire wall assembly to function as a whole. The wall thickness (including the veneer and structural backing) work to limit lateral load, offering reduced lateral deflections and increased resistance.
On an existing cavity wall where structural support is required to reduce lateral inflection, FERO Thermal Holed Rap-Ties are an effective retrofitting system to employ.
Benefits of FERO Thermal Tie™ – Holed Rap-Tie® Masonry Connector
- Accommodates any wall, cavity or insulation width
- Significantly reduces thermal bridging
- Permits up to 1.4” (36 mm) in-situ vertical adjustment
- Restrains components to prevent disengagement
- Reduces movement and free play
- Reduces deformation caused by load
- Suitable for retrofit and restoration applications