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How do you prepare for the spring storms?

BIM_Engineer
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How do you prepare for the spring storms?

Engineering simulations show that houses are most vunerable during severe storms

at Balconies, Alfrecos,Verandahs ,etc wind can gust around your house

https://plus.google.com/u/1/explore/WindRatingAEC

These  outdoors areas we enjoy the most but ironically we pay the least attention   to structurally...LOL.. most alfrescos are lucky to get a hose down..if you get my gist

With global warming and extreme weather pattens on the increase..

http://www.sunshinecoastdaily.com.au/news/flash-flooding-and-crashes-intense-rain-hits-coast/3047970...

things to look out for, repair and/or update

1. Corrosion ..replace corroded brackets

2. Loose rafters, roof framing members.. strap and secure with hoop iron and clouts

3. Cracked ceiling lining..replace

4. Design Codes ...Check up to date wind rating codes for compliance

5. Don't forget to check your Insurance Policy and  see to what extent you are covered  for Non-compliance.

Community Manager Jason
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

Good topic @BIM_Engineer.

 

This resonates with me. I remember vividly standing on a second-story deck at a family member's house one Christmas long ago when there was an almighty crack. The deck gave way and most of the people that were on the deck at the time were swiftly deposited onto the ground. We were very fortunate that there was only one broken bone from the incident.

 

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Kermit
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

I reckon clearing out the guttering is one of the most important jobs at this time of year.

BIM_Engineer
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

Hey Guys I've put up some sketches for
Upgrading exposed verandahs for wind loadings
Hope you find them useful
Engineering_Details_Bracing Framing.jpg
Community Manager Jason
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

Many thanks for sharing @BIM_Engineer

 

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BIM_Engineer
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

@Jason only happy to do so
Sorry if the details are small but right click-> copy to clipboard -> open in paint-> should print Ok
Community Manager Jason
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

Right clicking the image and selecting open image in new tab will also enable you to view it larger.

 

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Isobel
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

This should also be useful for those preparing for more bad weather: How to prepare for a storm or cyclone

 

Stay safe everyone!

 

Community Manager Jason
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Re: How do you prepare for the spring storms?

Hope everyone in the Workshop community is staying safe in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.

 

Jason

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