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Some of the original framing of Emerald Hill was anchored to the slab when it was built in the late 1960s. That was then; code has changed. As Ron Dahlke explains, we are now required to install anchors at every corner of every exterior wall, and the floor plates must also be anchored every x feet down the length of the wall.

Cris from Ranserve uses a hammer drill on the floor plate at the new front wall of the new entry -- while Gabriel the mason works on the other side of the window, laying brick.
Cris from Ranserve uses a hammer drill on the floor plate at the new front wall of the new entry — while Gabriel the mason works on the other side of the window, laying brick.
Cris drills into the floor plate at the kitchen wall, where he will install an anchor. Earlier, he mixed concrete and filled the trench that he cut the other day with Kevin that will be used to run electric cable to the new island. Ron Dahlke added a second conduit for data cables -- an idea suggested by Aaron, the cabinetmaker.
Cris drills into the floor plate at the kitchen wall, where he will install an anchor. Earlier, he mixed concrete and filled the trench that he cut the other day with Kevin that will be used to run electric cable to the new island. Ron Dahlke added a second conduit for data cables — an idea suggested by Aaron, the cabinetmaker. Since he was mixing concrete, Cris also sealed holes in the slab at what will be a closet now that copper air conditioning lines no longer have to run under the slab; he also sealed up the exit for the copper lines outside the house. One benefit of this — it makes it that much more difficult for termites to get back into the house.
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