Galvanized Wall Ties Oswego NY

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

Local Companies

Tru Tek
(516) 809-6480
3300 Merrick Rd
Seaford, NY
Afc Construction
(631) 325-0121

Remsenburg, NY
New Age Group
(718) 461-6582
5711 136th St
Flushing, NY
One Key
(718) 993-9000
695 E 132nd St
Bronx, NY
Ebenezer Construction Inc
(718) 295-2605
2105 Tiebout Ave
Bronx, NY
Aim Construction & Contracting Corp
(718) 834-6375
626 Clinton St
Brooklyn, NY
Savoy-Joseph Inc
(315) 797-0851
2237 Broad St
Frankfort, NY
Toddwell Constr Managmnt Corp
(631) 261-3196
221A Ocean Ave
Northport, NY
J Y C Construction Inc
(718) 345-4023
64 E 58th St
Brooklyn, NY
Stewart R Alpert Inc
(718) 294-0596
1899 Belmont Ave
Bronx, NY

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 Oswego 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.
- Flashing Factors Oswego NY
- Home Siding Tips Oswego NY
- Fighting Fastener Corrosion Oswego NY
- Inner Corner at Base of Wall Oswego NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Oswego NY
- Fan-Fold Foam Board Oswego NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Oswego NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Oswego NY
- Foolproof Layout Method Plans Oswego NY