The Zont & Zuckle ICF Bracing & Alignment System
The Zont & Zuckle Horizontal ICF Bracing System is a cost effective bracing and alignment system that uses traditional lumber that can be reused in the rest of the project.
The Zont & Zuckle Horizontal ICF Bracing System
Zont™ bracing flattens your ICF wall perfectly: Zont™ brackets hold horizontal walers and vertical strongbacks.
- Flatter walls: horizontal and vertical straightening
- Economic: 10% the cost of vertical bracing
- Lightweight: 8% the weight of vertical bracing
- Adaptable: brace stem walls or tall walls
- Green: use site available 2x4s
- Portable: 12 ‘braces’ fit in 5-gallon bucket
- OSHA Compliant
Zont Waler Bracket
Zonts™ support 2×4 walers and strongbacks against the ICF wall thereby flattening the wall horizontally and vertically. Their 10 gauge thickness and galvanized finish guarantee long life.
- Weight: 1.6 pounds
- Packaging: 25 per tote box
- Tote box weight: 44 pounds
- Tote box size: 19″ x 13″ x 10″
Zuckle Wall Aligner
Finally. A wall aligner specifically designed for ICF walls. 40% lighter than conventional turnbuckles. Rapid adjustment with an electric drill and 10mm socket. 10 gauge thickness and galvanized finish guarantees long life.
- Weight: 3.6 pounds
- Packaging: 10 per box
- Box weight: 39 pounds
- Box size: 20″ x 13″ x 6″
The Zat Catwalk Bracket
The Zat is the only folding walkway bracket on the market and integrates seamlessly with the Zont and Zuckle ICF bracing system. The Zat bracket attaches to the vertical strongback of the Zont and Zuckle bracing system allowing you to quickly adjust the height of your walkway as you go up your ICF wall. The walkway created by the Zat bracket allows for 2 feet of workspace.
The Zat Bracket is galvanized for long life and OSHA compliant. Zat Brackets are sold as individual units.
ZEEs vs. T-Blocks
The Zee Bracket has many benefits that safe time, cost, and deliver superior results when compared to traditional T-Blocks forms or other corner reinforcements. This bracket work well for intersecting walls or field fabricated T-walls. Traditional T-blocks are costly, never exactly the right size for the place they’re needed and take labor to reinforce.
Lightweight, easy to install
Each ZEE weighs just 2.9 pounds and is easy to install using 1-1/2″ x #8 deck screws. They work with all ICFs that have the ties molded into the foam.
Eliminate 3 marriage lines per T-junction
Forming T-junctions with ZEEs eliminates three marriage lines at each junction. As each marriage line takes approximately 40 minutes to cut, reinforce with 1x4s and strip, that’s a lot of wasted labor. In the photo below, no marriage lines were required using ZEEs.
As each marriage line requires cutting the ICF block on each side of the line, this leads to excessive ICF waste.
Reinforce Offset Corners
Offset corners are always a challenge to brace. ZEEs allow you to do this quickly without having to rip down plywood and waste dimensional lumber. As ZEEs can be reused many times, their effective cost is minimal.
Increase site storage
ICF T-blocks are extremely bulky and take up a lot of site space. Eliminate T-blocks and save space with ZEEs.
Reduce delivery costs
By eliminating bulky T-blocks your delivery costs will be reduced significantly.
ZEEs are manufactured from high quality zinc plated steel and will withstand years of rental.
Footings out of level? Zevelers are an accurate and time saving method to level your ICF wall over an out of level footing. Click on video to see more.
The Zeveler bracket is ideal for leveling up the ICF wall on top of a footing that is out of level.
Pairs of Zevelers are installed 8′ on center around the perimeter of the bottom two levels of ICF blocks and adjusted to level the wall perfectly. The space between the bottom of the ICF wall and the footing is then filled in with ICF non-expansive foam.
The 6mm driver has a socket head which allows it to pivot as the driver turns. This allows easy adjustment with an electric drill.
The bottom of the Zeveler has a high strength PE head which provides a point contact with the concrete footing. This prevents the base of the threaded rod from ‘walking’ on the footing.
Best to store in our ‘Lo Zote’.
- Galvanized to prevent corrosion
- Strong 12 gauge steel frame
- 1/2″ ready rod for the adjuster
- Base of ready rod has plastic cone which prevents walking on concrete footing
- High quality, can be reused many times
- Unit weight: 1.0 pound
- Packaging: 18 pairs per box, including two 6mm drivers
- Box weight: 37 pounds
- Box size: 20.5″ x 11.5″ x 5″ H
Zevelers are screwed to ICF webs using two #8 x 1-1/2″ deck screws. Longer screws will not work as the thread does not extend sufficiently. A laser is used to adjust the wall to ensure that it is 100% level. Non expansive foam glue is used to spot attach the bottom of the block to the footing. It is important to spot glue to prevent the foam from lifting the wall. Once the spot glue has cured (about two hours), the space between the footing and wall is glued with a continuous bead of foam as shown in the photo above.
Finally galvanized steel totes that are nearly indestructible. Replaces plastic totes that always crack and break. Available in two sizes: Lo Zote and Zote:
- Both sizes are inter-stackable
- Four drain holes to prevent water accumulation
- Solid steel handles for easy lifting
- Zinc plated to prevent corrosion
- Holds 10 Zuckles or 18 pairs of Zevelers
- Size: 21.5″ x 13″ x 5-1/2″
- Weight: 7.7 pounds
- Exactly half the height of Zote for easy stacking on pallets with Zotes
- Holds 20 Zonts
- Size: 21.5″ x 13″ x 11″
- Weight: 10.9 pounds