The installation of wall ties shall be as follows:
- The ends of wall ties shall be embedded in mortar joints. Wall ties shall have not less than 5/8-inch (15.9 mm) mortar coverage from the exposed face.
- Wall ties shall not be bent after being embedded in grout or mortar.
- For solid masonry units, solid grouted hollow units, or hollow units in anchored masonry veneer, wall ties shall be embedded in mortar bed not less than 11/2 inches (38 mm).
- For hollow masonry units in other than anchored masonry veneer, wall ties shall engage outer face shells by not less than 1/2 inch (13 mm).