PART I - INTERSECTING WALLS
Depending on the type of wall, intersecting walls are tied together with tie bars or meal laths.
2-23. Bearing Walls. Bearing walls or blocks in intersecting load-bearing walls should not be
interlocked in a bond. Instead, terminate one wall at the face of the other with a control joint at the point
where they intersect.
a. Placing Tie Bars. Tie bearing walls together with a tie bar that has a right angle bend on each
end. Place a metal lath over the core in the outside wall to support the concrete or mortar for the next
course (Figure 2-23).
Figure 2-23. A tie bar and metal lath