Saturday, May 24, 2008

Ledger Board Bracing

The ledger boards that are sitting on top of the temporary walls are, at this point, only screwed temporarily to the ICFs. They can't be fastened securely until the concrete has been poured.

So, to keep the ICFs tight to the ledger boards during the pour, I've put 18" long pieces of 3/8" threaded steel rod through the ledger boards and the ICFs, and then through some 1x4 "keepers" on the outside. This will keep the ICFs sandwiched tightly to the ledger boards, hopefully resulting in a nice, straight wall at the top.

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