cripple wall

cripple wall

A stud wall less than a full story in height.
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We offer free foundation inspections, and for those with a higher cripple wall, we can review plans or obtain the engineering necessary for your project," says Julian De La Torre, founder and owner of Julian Construction.
Built with a 4-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor, or with a cripple wall between 4 and 7 feet.
It flooded shore towns and threatened to cripple Wall Street and New York City's subway system with a huge surge of corrosive seawater.
In cases where a house's floor joists sit on the sill or where the cripple wall is very short, you can use 1/4-inch structural steel angle instead of anchor bolts (see photograph below left).
We offer free foundation inspections for homeowners, and for those with a higher cripple wall, we can review plans or obtain the engineering necessary for your project.
Install foundation bolting, cripple wall bracing, and reinforce chimneys in your home and business.
Constructed with a 4-foot (or less) cripple wall under the first floor OR
Meanwhile, bolting the foundation and bracing cripple walls on houses that are more than 35 years old will help stabilize the structure so that it incurs less damage in case of a quake.
These provide guidance on use of cost-effective, "do-it-yourself" mitigation techniques--bolting structures to their foundations and reinforcing cripple walls.
As many as 2,000 homes in the city built before 1940 may be in need of seismic strengthening - such as the bolting of the home to its foundation or the installation of plywood sheeting to strengthen homes with cripple walls.
Cripple walls are the short framed walls that extend from the top of the foundation to the base of the floor structure.
Racking: where the cripple walls between the home and foundation partially or fully collapse.