In this video, Kyle Stumpenhorst of RR Buildings shares the first in a series of videos detailing the entire process as he builds a garage from the ground up. Stay tuned for more in this series from Kyle.
RR Buildings videos feature Kyle Stumpenhorst of Franklin Grove, Illinois. Kyle went to college for computer science but, after working in the field for a couple years after college, felt the desire to work with his hands. After remodeling his own home, he started a remodeling company that soon grew to include every facet of residential construction. After Kyle built his first post frame in 2012, he was hooked and never looked back! He now specializes in custom post frame structures for all sectors of the market. Kyle has been married to his high school sweetheart, Lindsy, since 2006 and has two kids that mean the world to him!
Framing Tip: Don’t forget the connectors
Structural connectors are designed to hold framing members to the foundation and to one another. They help a building withstand heavy loads, strong winds and earthquakes. Building codes that require structural connectors have been changing as connector technology improves, so make sure to review your local codes and contact your local building department if you still have questions. The foundation straps shown here prevent high winds from blowing these small garage walls off the foundation.