Continuous Wire

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The use of a continuous wire in masonry veneer walls is beneficial in providing additional protection against problems arising from thermal expansion and contraction.

It also allows for a more uniform distribution of lateral forces.

Sizes:9 ga., 3/16” dia, or 1/4” dia

The Uniform Building Code for seismic zones requires anchored veneer walls to have a continuous wire embedded in the mortar joint. The wire is secured to the tie anchor, which is fastened to the supporting structure.

Hohmann & Barnard offers several products/systems that allow for the convenient integration of continuous wire into masonry joint reinforcement or anchor systems: