Galvanized Wall Ties Flushing NY

Do wall ties need to be galvanized in solid masonry walls in Flushing? The steel used in concrete is typically not coated. Wouldn't solid masonry offer protection similar to that offered by concrete?

Local Companies

Transammonia Inc.
(212) 223-3200
320 Park Avenue
New York, NY
GREAT AMERICAN COLORS LLC - CONTRACTORS
(201) 440-0505
730 GRAND AVE
RIDGEFIELD, NJ
Ideal Construction
(201) 792-7464
188 Manhattan Ave
Jersey City, NJ
Uvs Construction
(718) 554-0426
Beach 74Th St
Arverne, NY
Above Remodeling Corporation
(212) 939-7571
295 Madison Avenue
New York, NY
A Fg Construction Management Inc
(212) 897-2674
450 7th Ave
New York, NY
Design Build NJ LLC
973-743-3308
31 Pitt St
Bloomfield, NJ
jose painting
347-694-9691
3758 101st
corona, NY
Gotham Builders
800-444-4923
203- 20 Rocky Hill Road
Bayside, NY
Van Go General Contracting
(201) 387-9013
326 So. Washington Ave
Bergenfield, NJ
Data Provided by:
  

Provided By:

Source: MASONRY CONSTRUCTION MAGAZINE
Publication date: October 1, 1998

Do wall ties need to be galvanized in solid masonry walls? The steel used in concrete is typically not coated. Wouldn't solid masonry offer protection similar to that offered by concrete?

There is a substantial difference between the protection to steel offered by masonry and that offered by concrete. In concrete, the fluid cement paste completely covers the bars. In masonry, the steel is often dry-laid on the units and the mortar placed on the top. Therefore, the bars are not always encased completely in mortar. Sometimes there are voids along the bottom of the bars, which can allow condensation and moisture to accumulate. The corrosion potential of the steel is also affected by material porosity and diffusion rates of harmful ions (such as chlorides). Bare steel is protected initially by a passivating layer that forms in the highly alkaline environment of wet concrete or mortar. Carbonation will reduce the alkalinity of the mortar or concrete and eliminate this protection. Mortars, being more porous than concrete, will carbonate at greater rates. There is also greater potential for diffusion from chloride ions from acid cleaning or other sources. Depending on their concentration, chloride ions will eliminate the pacifying effect of the mortar. For these reasons, unprotected steel encased in mortar will have an increased corrosion potential at a young age. Requirements for concrete or mortar cover...

Click here to read full article from Masonry Construction

Related Articles
- High-Efficiency Products Flushing NY
This article talks about green products such as wooden wall. The WD66 wood folding glass wall system comes with krypton-filled Heat Mirror glazing, providing an energy-efficient solution for large openings. The glass has a 0.23 U-factor and an SHGC of 0.31.
- Fan-Fold Foam Board Flushing NY
- Home Siding Tips Flushing NY
- Inner Corner at Base of Wall Flushing NY
- Foolproof Layout Method Plans Flushing NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Flushing NY
- Flashing Factors Flushing NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Flushing NY
- Fighting Fastener Corrosion Flushing NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Flushing NY
Related Local Event
Long Island Building & Facility Maintenance Show
Dates: 5/5/09 - 5/8/20
Location: David S. Mack Sports & Exhibition Complex - Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY
View Details