Go Back   InterNACHI Inspection Forum > >

Notices

Structural Inspections Contains discussions about the structural portion of a home inspection. This includes foundations, framing, etc.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 5/10/13, 12:47 PM
Cameron Anderson's Avatar
Cameron Anderson Cameron Anderson is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 6,989
Default Form Ties

Do any of you call out form ties which are not snapped off after construction? I mention it but am wondering if I should be more aggressive.

If so, what do you say about them, I'm in need of a comment.
Attached Thumbnails
Form Ties-img_9664-jpg  



Cameron Anderson
Integrity Home Inspection
Truth. In Real Estate.
Since 2004
Bachelor of Architecture, U of I, Urbana IL
Illinois Licensed Inspector

www.homeinspectionpeoria.com
Reply With Quote
Need a home inspection in Missouri? Check out InterNACHI's listing of Missouri certified home inspectors. Or, find a home inspector anywhere in the world with our inspection search engine.
  #2  
Old 5/10/13, 1:32 PM
Cameron Anderson's Avatar
Cameron Anderson Cameron Anderson is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 6,989
Default Re: Form Ties

bump



Cameron Anderson
Integrity Home Inspection
Truth. In Real Estate.
Since 2004
Bachelor of Architecture, U of I, Urbana IL
Illinois Licensed Inspector

www.homeinspectionpeoria.com
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 5/10/13, 5:05 PM
Cameron Anderson's Avatar
Cameron Anderson Cameron Anderson is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 6,989
Default Re: Form Ties

Bump

Anyone?



Cameron Anderson
Integrity Home Inspection
Truth. In Real Estate.
Since 2004
Bachelor of Architecture, U of I, Urbana IL
Illinois Licensed Inspector

www.homeinspectionpeoria.com
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 5/10/13, 5:20 PM
Scott Wayland-Smith Scott Wayland-Smith is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Troy Mt.
Posts: 231
Please Note: swaylandsmith1 is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with InterNACHI or its members.
Default Re: Form Ties

If I see exposed ties I note that they should be removed and sealed to ensure no moisture penetration. To my self I say somebody doesn't take pride in their work.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 5/10/13, 7:06 PM
Bradley K. Toye, CMI's Avatar
Bradley K. Toye, CMI Bradley K. Toye, CMI is online now
Certified Master Inspector
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 4,875
Default Re: Form Ties

Forgive me, but I am not familiar with this type of "form tie"...looks like a CMU foundation to me, and why are the wall straps not fastened to the stem wall?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 5/10/13, 7:12 PM
Scott Wayland-Smith Scott Wayland-Smith is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Troy Mt.
Posts: 231
Please Note: swaylandsmith1 is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with InterNACHI or its members.
Default Re: Form Ties

Can you elaborate? What is a cmu foundation? I always want to learn.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 5/10/13, 7:20 PM
David Garton's Avatar
David Garton David Garton is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Northern CA.
Posts: 419
Default Re: Form Ties

Quote:
Originally Posted by swaylandsmith1 View Post
Can you elaborate? What is a cmu foundation? I always want to learn.
Concrete Masonry Unit (CMU) Construction




EAGLE EYE INSPECTION SERVICES

DAVID GARTON

Your Independent Home Inspector
david@eagle-eye.us
www.yubacityhomeinspection.com
www.chicohomeinspection.com
www.marysvillehomeinspection.com

Serving Northern, CA.
(530) 415-1269


"If you work just for money, you'll never make it, but if you love what you're doing and you always put the customer first, success will be yours."
Ray Kroc
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 5/10/13, 8:45 PM
Scott Wayland-Smith Scott Wayland-Smith is offline
InterNACHI Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Troy Mt.
Posts: 231
Please Note: swaylandsmith1 is a non-member guest and is in no way affiliated with InterNACHI or its members.
Default Re: Form Ties

Okay, I will google it and file the info. Thanks
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 5/10/13, 9:19 PM
Marcel R. Cyr, CMI's Avatar
Marcel R. Cyr, CMI Marcel R. Cyr, CMI is offline
Certified Master Inspector ®
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Winslow, ME
Posts: 29,316
Default Re: Form Ties



Form ties are designed to hold the concrete forms together prior to and during the pouring.
They are also designed to be broken off at the onset of form removal.
They beak to the interior surface of the wall where it can then be patch with a cementious product to achieve a waterresistant surface and prevent moisture intrusion via the form tie.

They are easily removed by hitting with a hammer to one side and then to the next.

Not to be confused with the type form tie here that was used in the late 60's where they had to be hit down and upward.

Those were called rabi ties and used 3/4" forms with steel walers.



CMI 2004-2017 Retired

Awards Committee Member
U.S. Member of the Year Winner 2009
45 Years Residential/Commercial Builder
Submit your AWARDS NOMINATIONS here
The InterNACHI Awards Committee is the final authority of issuance of any award the committee offers.

Last edited by mcyr; 5/10/13 at 9:29 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 5/10/13, 11:16 PM
Bradley K. Toye, CMI's Avatar
Bradley K. Toye, CMI Bradley K. Toye, CMI is online now
Certified Master Inspector
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Clearwater, FL
Posts: 4,875
Default Re: Form Ties

Thanks Marcel, haven't seen that type. They use snap-ties mostly down here. That foundation wall form must have a simulated stone stamp on the inside.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 5/11/13, 12:06 AM
Cameron Anderson's Avatar
Cameron Anderson Cameron Anderson is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Peoria, IL
Posts: 6,989
Default Re: Form Ties

Quote:
Originally Posted by btoye View Post
Forgive me, but I am not familiar with this type of "form tie"...looks like a CMU foundation to me, and why are the wall straps not fastened to the stem wall?
You have to look at the 4" siding for perspective. Those are two "courses" in the faux brick poured concrete foundation, about 7" of concrete showing.


Hey Marcel, thanks for the info. Anyone got a good comment I could borrow forever?



Cameron Anderson
Integrity Home Inspection
Truth. In Real Estate.
Since 2004
Bachelor of Architecture, U of I, Urbana IL
Illinois Licensed Inspector

www.homeinspectionpeoria.com
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 5/11/13, 12:33 AM
ROBERT YOUNG's Avatar
ROBERT YOUNG ROBERT YOUNG is offline
Certified Professional Inspector (CPI)
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Montreal, NGD.
Posts: 13,200
Default Re: Form Ties

Quote:
Originally Posted by mcyr View Post


Form ties are designed to hold the concrete forms together prior to and during the pouring.
They are also designed to be broken off at the onset of form removal.
They beak to the interior surface of the wall where it can then be patch with a cementious product to achieve a waterresistant surface and prevent moisture intrusion via the form tie.

They are easily removed by hitting with a hammer to one side and then to the next.

Not to be confused with the type form tie here that was used in the late 60's where they had to be hit down and upward.

Those were called rabi ties and used 3/4" forms with steel walers.
I concur.
nice one Marcel.
I am going 25 years back on a country setting when I saw these. The home was built around EXPO 67.



Robert Young's Montreal Home Inspection Services Inc
Call (514) 489-1887 or (514) 441-3732
From the foundation to the roof, the basement to the attic. A detailed home inspection services every time!
Our Motto: Putting information where you need it most, "In Your Hands."
https://montreal-home-inspection services.com
https://home-inspectionservices.com
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Unusual Things I have found rcooke Canadian Home Inspectors 896 4/3/17 8:26 AM
New wind mit form and OIR jshishilla Florida Home Inspectors 82 4/10/12 5:36 AM
Get the latest on Wind Mits, FL cont ed, inspector marketing, insurance inspections.. gromicko Florida Home Inspectors 34 10/25/11 8:55 AM
Who can inspect what? lcurtis1 Florida Home Inspectors 24 6/9/11 8:24 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 1:19 PM.
no new posts