Sunday, May 25, 2008

Final Wall Bracing

The last bit of bracing I need to finish is to tie the window bucks to the surrounding ICFs. Of particular importance is tying the corners to the window openings. This is done by screwing 2x4s to the window bucks and to the furring strips embedded in the ICFs. This provides lateral support that will prevent the corners from bowing outward when the concrete is poured. When the concrete is done, I'll re-use all the 2x4's for framing the interior walls upstairs.

This is another one of those tasks that took longer than expected; mostly because it's work that has to be done on top of a ladder, making it much more cumbersome.

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