A horizontal layer of mortar underneath a layer of masonry.
- The diameter or width of the FRP bars is limited by the thickness of the mortar bed joint, which is usually not larger than 3/8 inch.
- Full bedding of the bed joint and placing of the wall tie in the mortar assures full bond.
- Cracks form if adequate control joints and bed joint reinforcement are not provided.
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