When is wall blocking required?
Hi, I am working on a tiny house that has 10 foot walls, 24 on center spacing.
The wall sheathing is run horizontally and there is currently no blocking in the walls along the horizontal seems. However, I did install a bunch of diagonal metal strapping for additional bracing strength.
After some research I am concerned about not having any blocking, especially along horizontal sheathing seams that are only fastened every 24 inches vertically. I did nail every 4 to 6 inches though.
The house wrap is up and I’m ready for siding. It will be somewhat of a pain to add in blocking now. But if it is important I want to add it in. Since it is a large tiny house on wheels that will be bouncing down the highway, I want to make sure I’ve covered all my bases structurally.
Any thoughts on if it would be strongly recommended, or not necessary to add the blocking?
This would be greatly appreciated.
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