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Stud Wall to Masonry Wall Connection

Stud Wall to Masonry Wall Connection

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Hi all,

I'm working on a project where we are building an addition to an existing home. The house was built back in the 1940s and the exterior walls are solid brick masonry. The exterior walls of the new addition is going to be traditional stick framed construction with structural sheathing.

My question is how to best make the positive connection between the exterior masonry and the new framing? I was initially thinking just masonry screws at 16" centers. Does the code stipulate something else?

Also, the project is in Virginia, so no extreme seismic requirements.

Thanks for the help

RE: Stud Wall to Masonry Wall Connection

The screws sound good to me. Maybe use pressure treated wood at the interface or a sill gasket.

I like to debate structural engineering theory -- a lot. If I challenge you on something, know that I'm doing so because I respect your opinion enough to either change it or adopt it.

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