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Technical Notes

Control Joints

Control joints are employed in crack control to reduce restraint by accommodating movement of the masonry wall, or movement of structural elements adjacent to the wall. Their spacing along the wall will depend on:

Control joints should be used in conjunction with bond beams and joint reinforcement for crack control purposes.

Control Joints

* More detailed information about Control Joints can be found on our website Select the e-TEK manual link from our home page, next select the Table of Contents, and finally select Section Ten titled Movement Control.