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Hog Legs Help with Jobsite Productivity
For jobs with high walls or challenges to secure new masonry projects, reducing the challenges and safety concerns is important for any jobsite. Hog Legs® wall braces help provide safe, solid construction with lightweight, adjustable poles that easily anchor into footings and help keep setting block in place. Each wall brace fastens through head joints, meaning no block cutting or anchor bolts are required. We talked with Thomas Ray Floyd from Yates Construction about his Mercedes distribution center project in Woodstock, Alabama where he recently used our Hog Leg system. The job had over 3,000 LF of free-standing CMU walls that had to be braced until steel erection was complete. The steel erectors could not go fast enough to keep up with block production, so his construction crew had to keep about 1,800 feet of wall braced at any given time. With nine Hog Legs systems, he was able to keep production moving along while keeping crew members safe. “We were able to use a small crew bracing walls, and keep the main part of the crew laying block and pouring grout,” said Floyd. The job took about seven months to complete. Before they even started, though, they had to decide on which products to use for a project of this size. When they selected the Hog Legs, many reasons went into this decision process: they were more competitive in price, the light weight of the Hog Legs saved labor cost and the Hog Legs are pre-engineered.