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Old 08-26-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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What do you guys think is the easiest way to figure 8 in block / 4 in block and brick on a brick to grade home. Also what is the best way to tie the brick into the block?

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Square footage... brick ties.

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Square footage... brick ties.

I agree with the SQ Ft method, But using eye wire in the block wall would be better way to tie the walls together.
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the foundation should have a ledge that is meant to support the brick.
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I agree with the SQ Ft method, But using eye wire in the block wall would be better way to tie the walls together.
NJ, are you refering to Durawall?
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Yes dur-o-wall with eyes.

http://www.dur-o-wal.com/a02_multi_a....html?pcid=144
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to make this clear... dura-wall is to strengthen the block walls. Brick ties is to hold the bricks to the block.
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Dur-O-Wal does really not strengthen a wall. It provides continuity and help with crack control if installed properly.

The are are many different types of Dur-O-Wal including different thicknesses, types of steel and coatings and internal wire patterns (laddur and truss).

The "eye and pintel" type is probably the most versitile. The eye is an eye on the outer edge of the longitudinal wire the is allowed to project beyond the wall face. The "pintel" is an L shaped iece the hooks into the "eye" when the brick course is laid. This allows the "pintel" to be moved vertically to adjust for the diference in mortar joint elevations. The brick is laid to a line on the finished side of the brick and pintel is in the mortar joint. As I recall there was also a "drip" bent into the pintel to allow any moisture between the wythes to be kept within the cavity and drain out of the weeps.

There is also a cheaper type (referred to as a "tab" type), but is does not allow for for vertical adjustment of irregular shapes like stone. Also there is a "tri-wall" that has 3 longitudinal rods, but no vertical adjustment for different types/sizes of masonry units.

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