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Straight Straps for Masonry

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MSTAM and MSTCM models are designed for wood-to-masonry applications.

The MSTC series has countersunk nail slots for a lower nailing profile.


  • Galvanized. Some products are available in stainless steel or ZMAX® coating. See Corrosion Information.


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes
  • Attaches to grouted concrete block and wood framing
  • Minimum end and edge distance for Titen® 2 screws is 1 1/2"

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    These products are available with additional corrosion protection. Additional products on this page may also be available with this option, check with Simpson Strong-Tie for details.

Masonry and Concrete Applications

MSTAM/MSTCM Strap Ties — Masonry and Concrete Applications

See footnotes below.

Floor-to-Floor Clear Span Table

MSTAM/MSTCM Strap Ties — Floor-to-Floor Clear Span Table
  1. Loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading, with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Minimum edge distance for Titen® 2 screw is 1 1/2".
  3. Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'c = 2,500 psi.
  4. Grout-filled CMU (GFCMU) shall have a minimum compressive strength of f'm = 1,500 psi.
  5. Products shall be installed such that Titen® 2 screws are not exposed to the weather.
  6. See Titen® 2 screw information.
  7. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are diameter by length. Titen 2 concrete/masonry screws are Simpson Strong-Tie masonry screws. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

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