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Bond Beam

The first microlam ( bond beam) goes up. It sits on top of the box columns, The roof trusses will sit level with the microlam (bond beam).


The microlam (perimeter bond beam) is installed and runs completely around the upper perimeter of the house. It is attached to the box columns by column caps.

Box Column Details
We have had many people ask about the details of the box columns. Click here for details on how they are constructed.
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