Other Wall Details

Other wall details include cornices, typically below the eaves and roof, and wall plates to provide additional structural strength.


A cornice is common below the roof eaves. Two typical designs are shown below.

  • dentilation
  • dog-tooth

Wall Plates

Where structural problems have occurred, a metal tie is sometimes inserted between two opposite walls. The external evidence is a pair of metal plates. For example:

  • tie plate examples
  • wall plate - round design
  • wall plate - S design