Foundations group gauges form tie shortage impact on residential work

The Concrete Foundations Association is leading an industry-wide effort to mitigate a pending steel form tie shortage across North American markets. Designed to withstand the fluid pressure of concrete placement, the ties structurally connect foundation and wall forming systems. A typical residential concrete foundation can require up to 700 form ties.

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Foundations group gauges form tie shortage impact on residential work

Sources: Concrete Foundations Association, Mt. Vernon, Iowa; CP staff The Concrete Foundations Association is leading an industry-wide effort to mitigate a pending steel form tie shortage across North American markets. Designed to withstand the fluid pressure of concrete placement, the ties structurally connect foundation and wall forming systems. Supply conditions of domestically produced and imported ties are reducing builders or…

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