Stitch-Tie Bar

Provides reinforcement in mortar joints and dutchmen

Stitch-Tie Bar

Provides reinforcement in mortar joints and dutchmen

The stainless steel PROSOCO Stitch-Tie Bar, formerly called CTP Stitch Tie Bar, repairs cracked masonry and provide reinforcement to create structural beams from existing brick veneers. The Stitch-Tie Bar comes with SureGrout, a high-performance, non-oxidizing, non-shrink, thixotropic, cement-based grout that’s suitable for injecting by hand.

  • No special skills required to install.
  • Top cover of matching mortar can be applied immediately after grout and bar installation.
  • Bars can be embedded in non-linear joints.
  • Offers a permanent repair that eliminates the need to rebuild a masonry wall.

OVERVIEW

The Stitch Tie Bar is used to repair cracked masonry and can provide reinforcement to create structural beams from existing brick veneers. The bars are manufactured of Type 304 stainless steel (Type 316 available upon request). The Stitch Tie Bars and SureGrout provide excellent bonding characteristics within the masonry. When used together, Stitch Tie Bars offer a superb combination of axial strength and flexibility, which helps absorb further localized stress. They are installed in existing mortar bed joints that have had mortar removed to accommodate the bar and grout material.

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Step 1
Grind away existing mortar, 20” minimum on each side of crack, 1-1/2”-2” deep. Clean with water.

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Step 2
Apply a bead of SureGrout at the base of the ground joint.

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Step 3
Insert CTP Stitch-Tie® Bar into bead of SureGrout.

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Step 4
Apply second/third bead of SureGrout over CTP Stitch-Tie® Bar, and compact with appropriate trowel.

Steve Getz
Technical Director - Anchoring Systems

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PROSOCO acquires Construction Tie Products (CTP)

PROSOCO Inc., a Lawrence, Kan.-based manufacturer of construction chemicals, has acquired Construction Tie Products to expand its product offerings in the new construction and restoration masonry markets. Since 2005, Construction Tie Products, commonly known as CTP, has manufactured high quality masonry restoration anchors and wall ties. With staff members possessing[…]