Fernando Pagés Ruiz discusses how he omitted the OSB on this spec home to save money, while still making sure his build had reliable structural quality.
Diagonal braces above openings in bearing walls are old-fashioned but still functional solutions.
If you aren’t building in a high-wind area, continuous sheathing is likely to cost more than other bracing solutions. This article discusses four alternatives for shear bracing foam-sheathed walls.
Watch remodeler Scott Grice build a temporary wall to support the structure above.
A framing contractor explains his efficient sequence for keeping walls straight and true.
Wood, metal and plywood can all be used to keep walls from racking.
Site-built panels that hold up under the stress of concrete.
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