tech-talk

Holes in Parallam® PSL - How to get it right

When designing a home, identifying where to run plumbing and electrical can be a real challenge! Redesign? Reroute? Cut holes? If the surprise demand for a hole occurs during rough-in, you may have more options than you think. ... Read More
September 27, 2021

Reporting Damage in Forte®WEB

Faced with the occasional challenge of damaged members due to saw cuts or holes at the job site, quick and reliable solutions for damaged Trus Joist products are necessary to stay on schedule. Forte®WEB, Weyerhaeuser’s member sizing software, is a great tool for reporting damage. ... Read More
November 23, 2020

Weyerhaeuser EWP and OSB Exposed to Moisture During Construction Delays

Weyerhaeuser’s Trus Joist® engineered wood products (EWP) and oriented strand board (OSB) panels are intended to be used in dry-use service applications only. Like other wood framing members, these products will tolerate moisture exposure under typical construction conditions including rain exposure. However, moisture due to conditions such as extended construction delays, improper storage, flooding, or building envelope failure can create significant product and safety issues. ... Read More
April 7, 2020

Why 9' x 4' Wall Sheathing?

Weyerhaeuser may be known for engineering the best floor panels with our legendary Edge Gold and new Diamond floor panels, but we also take pride in manufacturing builder preferred panels like our Weyerhaeuser 9' x 4' Wall Sheathing. Our 9' x 4' OSB Wall Sheathing can be designed into projects like regular 4' x 9', but we manufacture this panel with the strength axis running in the 4’ direction enabling ... Read More
August 21, 2018

Moisture Protection for Wood-Framed Balconies, Decks and Elevated Walkways

Elevated exterior building elements such as balconies, decks, and walkways are popular features for buildings and need special attention during design and construction ... Read More
August 13, 2018