Tech Note L002-23: Strap Braced Wall: Loose Strap Considerations


Summary: Strap braced walls are a common means of providing lateral stability for cold-formed steel load-bearing structures. Discussed in this technical note are causes of loose straps, potential stability implications as well as potential means of remediation.

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