Galvanized Wall Ties Westbury NY

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

Local Companies

Personal-Touch Home Care Inc.
(718) 468-2500
186-18 Hillside Avenue
Jamaica, NY
Gorilla Contracting
516-945-7850
27 wood avenue
massapequa, NY
BELLA PORTA LLC.
888-366-7748
92 Front street
Hempstead, NY
Gotham Builders
800-444-4923
203- 20 Rocky Hill Road
Bayside, NY
Siller Stairs
(347) 491-3833
18-12 130th Street
New York, NY
Truckloaders
631-872-2275
West Jericho Tpk
Smithtown, NY
Bargain Tile
516-593-3939
430 Sunrise Highway
Lynbrook, NY
slr general construction
1646 420 2006
173 morton blvd
plainview, NY
jose painting
347-694-9691
3758 101st
corona, NY
Uvs Construction
(718) 554-0426
Beach 74Th St
Arverne, NY
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
- Inner Corner at Base of Wall Westbury NY
The concrete masonry can be connected to the corner column with a debonded shear anchor. This type of anchor resists out-of-plane (but not in-plane) shear forces and permits movement between the steel column and concrete masonry.
- Fighting Fastener Corrosion Westbury NY
- Galvanized Wall Ties Westbury NY
- Drape Wall and Cloak Wall Westbury NY
- Fan-Fold Foam Board Westbury NY
- How Masonry Buildings Resist Earthquakes Westbury NY
- Foolproof Layout Method Plans Westbury NY
- Flashing Factors Westbury NY
- Home Siding Tips Westbury NY
- High-Efficiency Products Westbury 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