1:5:10:365 EcoTip Blog

April 12, 2008

:103 Wall Ties

Welcome to today’s 1:5:10:365 Tip for becoming a better steward for our home and planet.

1:5:10:103 EcoTip: Wall anchors can help create a “continuous load path” that helps reinforce the building. By improving the strength of the structure the durability can be substantially increased.


Additional Information

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Credit: Simpson StrongTie Co., Inc.

Whole-house strapping is made up of metal fasteners that are important for tying the building together. The ties should be installed at stress points for load-bearing walls. Securing non-load-bearing walls adds extra expense without significantly improving the durability of the home. Experience has demonstrated that many of the homes with the greatest damage weren’t fastened at the critical junctions between the roof and the walls, the upper and lower floors and the walls to the foundation.

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