Wall anchor constructs and anchoring systems employing the same are disclosed. Each anchor is a sheetmetal construct utilizable with various wire formative veneer ties. In the wall anchor structures, the junctures of the legs and the base of the wall anchor are located inboard from the periphery of the wall anchor base. With the surfaces of the leg base and the anchor base coplanar, the leg insertion point is, upon installation, sealed thereby. This sealing precludes penetration of air, Moisture, and water vapor into the wall structure. Various embodiments showing wall anchor configurations with suitable veneer ties are provided.