|1.||Strike THE TIE BRICK® against a hard surface such as another TIE BRICK or a hammer to break into supports (Figure 1).|
|2.||Place the support on the bottom of the form on four-to five-foot centers (Figure 2).|
|3.||Place the rebar or wire mesh on THE TIE BRICK® support. Insert a tie wire through the hole in the support. Bring the tie wire up around the reinforcing steel and twist until the steel is secured in place to THE TIE BRICK® support (Figures 3a – 3c).
|4.||Different sides of the support may be used as the base to provide the elevations of 2, 3, and 4 inches (Figures 3a, 3b, and 3c). Supports may be stacked in combination to provide elevations of 5, 6, 7, and 8 inches. When working in soft or sandy soil, position a portion of THE TIE BRICK® unit in the sand and place THE TIE BRICK® support on top for better load bearing of the reinforcing steel (Figure 4).|
|5.||Remember to wear proper eye protection and gloves when breaking bricks.|