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Friday FAQ – Continuous load path

Categories: Friday FAQ | Posted: December 11, 2015

Q: What is a “continuous load path”?

A: A continuous load path is an engineering term and building method that creates a structural frame that better resists various forces (or loads) placed upon it. Using a variety of metal connectors at key areas between framing components, such as bolting the walls to the foundation and strapping one floor to another, the entire house can function as one unit to resist a force placed upon it at any point. For instance, a continuous load path enables the walls and foundation to combat the pressure caused by high winds trying to lift the roof structure.

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