To limit the probability of:
- excessive flexibility in the connection between masonry
veneer and backup framing, or
- an inability to resist lateral loads.
This is to limit the probability of
the excessive flexing of masonry veneer, which could lead to cracking
This is to limit the probability of compromised structural
integrity, which could lead to:
- structural failure of masonry construction, or
- where masonry construction is part of an environmental
separator, the excessive deformation, displacement or failure of required
environmental separation elements, which could lead to deterioration,
which could lead to further compromised structural integrity.
This is to limit the probability of harm to persons.