Diagonal Bracing Prevents Building Collapse
Buildings collapse for many reasons, but who would ever think a pesky thunderstorm could cause it to happen?
If you're remodeling your home and REMOVE plywood or OSB sheathing on the walls, you could be asking for trouble.
Diagonal bracing on houses PREVENTS the walls from racking and folding down on themselves.
You need to nail OSB and plywood properly to make your walls rigid. You can use let-in metal bracing too.
NEVER underestimate the enormous pressure wind puts on the side of your home.
"Tim, that apartment building collapse was about 30 minutes away from my office, just the other side of Raleigh, NC.
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