Wall Bracing - APA – The Engineered Wood Association
Wall studs alone can& 39;t resist the racking forces. Wall bracing helps keep walls square during wind and earthquakes. Understanding the IRC International Residential Code wall bracing requirements can be a challenge, but following them is of critical importance to a home& 39;s structural integrity. While wall bracing is one of the most important structural elements of any house, it can also be one of the most confusing.