Easy Install QuickTie System is 'Stronger in the Storm'
Originally published by: QuickTie — June 28, 2017
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QuickTie™ Products, Inc., (“QuickTie”) manufactures and distributes The QuickTie™ System, a proprietary, patented hold down system for high wind and seismic construction.
The QuickTie™ System is comprised primarily of wire rope cables with threaded rod studs swaged to each end, each with a steel bearing plate on the top end. Our cables are designed to in essence cinch the top plate of a wall to the foundation, thereby effectively resisting roof uplift and building overturning pressures.
QuickTie™ was founded in, and has been continuously operating, since 1999. We are a non-publicly traded Florida corporation. Our main offices are located in Jacksonville, Florida. In early 2015, we relocated and expanded to a combined office and warehouse production facility in the Jacksonville International Tradeport, an industrial and logistics center adjacent to the Jacksonville International Airport.
The QuickTie™ System has been installed in thousands of structures since its inception. The product has been used in wood framed commercial, single family, and multi-family homes. QuickTie™ have been used in new construction, restoration projects, and in existing projects that require updating to current codes when renovated. QuickTie™ have been used on projects throughout most of the continental United States, including several large-scale U.S. Military Housing projects.
There are several advantages of the QuickTie™ System relative to conventional strapped and bolted hold downs. As our company name suggests, one of many advantages is that it is installed quickly and easily after a building is framed, increasing efficiency and saving time and money. This simple and flexible system pre-stresses the wood structure, resulting in zero movement and compensating for common problems of building settling and long term wood shrinkage (which competing products do not account for). Our system eliminates otherwise “loose” load paths to the foundation, and reduces drywall, stucco and exterior siding cracks. QuickTies™ are also easy to inspect. At installation, the pre-stress load exceeds the design load by 30%; therefore “proof-testing” each QuickTie™ when installed.
We also make a variety of metal connectors to tie the roof to the top plate of the wall. Please visit www.quicktieproducts.com for more information about our product line, and gallery to see some of our projects.