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The Importance of Sheathing

rktect 1

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I heard that the contractors were good, knew what they were doing and built it to minimum code requirements. Which is why the municipality didn't need to inspect it.
 

Sifu

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You mean that 1/2” foil faced sheathing isn’t good enough? Bubba says they always use that.
That is not even 1/2". Ply-gem, same as my house...but at least I have diagonal let-in bracing (at least where I have opened the walls for alterations). Hard to see but it doesn't look like they did.
 

hamnajain

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Sheathing isn’t strictly necessary, but you will need to dig a little deeper to find out how the wall is constructed. It may have let-in bracing, or steel strap bracing, or shear panels at the corners.
 

mark handler

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We all pay through our taxes and ever-increasing insurance rates, the people to live in these zones, fire interface zones, flood zones, hurricane, earthquake and tornado zones.
BUT
Some are preventable, flood zones and fire zones.
Every 10 years there are devastating fires in Malibu, yet they still allow combustible construction in the hills.​
Seven major floods in Louisiana since 2000.​
 

mark handler

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Really nice of the tax payers to subsidize people living in these high risk zones. How very socialist of you all. :p
It really all about them, look at the government subsidies, look at the big corporations that got government corvid stimulus checks, and they laid off employees.
 
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