The team’s primary structural worry concerned the home's storm-worthiness: Could Blog Cabin realistically withstand a direct hit from a hurricane? “We had to construct the house to handle 130-mile-per-hour sustained winds,” says project contractor Ryan Crosser. To ensure weather resistance, bolts and metal straps were used to tie each element of the structure to the ones adjoining it, plywood wall sheathing was locked to the framing structure with thousands of extra nails, and 5/8-inch-thick steel rods, threaded from the concrete block foundation up through the walls and into the roof framing, were used to secure the structure.
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New Blog Cabin 2013 outbuildings take full advantage of the gorgeous waterfront site without risking harm to the fragile...
The remodeling team discovered a primitive yet sturdy pine underpinning when they lifted Blog Cabin above ground.
The North Carolina coastal cottage is being reconstructed to withstand floods and hurricane conditions.