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Foundations & Framing

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    Slow Burner

    Weyerhaeuser’s Flak Jacket is an intumescent fire-resistant coating for Trus Joist TJIs

     
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    Band-Joist Solution

    Fill the fire-rated Insul Cube with blown insulation, then friction-fit between the joists

     
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    Formwork for Carpenters

    Developed by a Utah contractor, the Spider Tie system is for builders and remodelers who want to do their own formwork

     
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    Ultimate Framer

    With the Chappell Master Framer, you can calculate cuts for complex roof frames

     
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    Warmer, Drier Basements

    Superior Wallsí XiPlus foundation panels have an insulation value of R-21

     
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    Repairable Moment Frame

    The Strong Frame SMF withstands earthquakes better than most special moment frames, says Simpson

     
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    Heavy-Duty Truss Hangers

    Simpson's new truss hangers are said to have some of the highest loads in the industry

     
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    No More Sonotubes

    Reinforced-concrete Perma-Columns keep wood posts away from ground moisture

     
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    Crawlspace Cover

    The 8 Mil Floor Liner is durable and easy to install, says the maker

     
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    Shrink-Resistant Floor Tie Screw

    The SDWF structural wood screw is designed to help compensate for a structure's shrinkage over time

     
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    Flex-Drain Expandable Drain Pipe

    Flex-Drain holds its shape like a giant bendy straw, eliminating the need to cut pipes and insert fittings.

     
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    Guardrail System for Fall Protection

    The Horizontal Under-Eave Guardrail System is an easy-on, easy-off rooftop railing for use with trusses.

     
  • Coated I-Joists

    PKI Engineered I-Joists get their distinctive pink color from a nontoxic coating that the maker says resists fire, repels water, and prevents mold growth.

     
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    Product: Altruwood Hand-Hewn Beams

    Timber from dismantled barns in New England and the Midwest.

     
  • No-Leak Membrane for Concrete Footings

    The Delta Footing Barrier is a three-ply impermeable membrane that goes on top of freshly poured footings before the foundation is built.

     
  • Post Wrap

    Versatex has added 4-by-6-inch and 8-by-8-inch sizes to its precut Versawrap PVC column cladding for rough-sawn wood posts (existing sizes are 4 by 4 inches and 6 by 6 inches.)

     
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    Burn Notice: LP FlameBlock Fire-Rated OSB

    Meet code in row houses, multifamily dwellings, and other buildings using FlameBlock fire-rated OSB for structural strength and fire protection in one.

     
  • Reinforcing Straps For Compromised Framing

    The next time the plumber goes berserk with a Sawzall, it might not take so long to repair the damage.

     
  • Faster Through-Bolt

    If you're still using a socket wrench to fasten posts or beams, you might want to check out the ThruLok Screw Bolt Fastening System.

     
  • Insulated Framing Materials Block Thermal Bridging

    Weyerhaeuser has introduced a line of framing material designed to reduce thermal bridging.

     
 
 
 
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