Criteria 6 – Wall Reinforcements
Criteria 6 –Wall Reinforcements
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Criteria 6 – Wall Reinforcements: At the top of all stairs, walls are reinforced with 2″x12″ solid lumber at 36″ to centre.
With the emerging seniors market and the staggering statistics about young children and seniors accidents in the home, it makes sense to reinforce the top of the stairs so that a strong gate can be installed at any time in the future.
The reinforcing should be done like the reinforcing for the safety bars in the bathroom locations. Simply install 2" x 12" solid lumber 36" to centre from the finished floor height at one or both sides on the top of all stairwells.