Quick Tie Products, Inc., (“QuickTie”) manufactures and distributes the QuickTie™ System, a proprietary, patented hold down system for high wind and seismic construction.
The QuickTie™ System comprises wire rope cables with threaded rod studs swaged to each end, each with a steel bearing plate on the top end. Our cables are designed to cinch walls to their foundations from the uppermost top plates, thereby effectively resisting roof uplift and building overturning pressures.
Quick Tie Products, Inc. was founded in 1999. We are a non-publicly traded Florida corporation. Our main offices are located in Jacksonville, Florida. In early 2015, we relocated and expanded to a combined office and warehouse production facility in the Jacksonville International Tradeport, an industrial and logistics center adjacent to the Jacksonville International Airport.
The QuickTie™ System has been installed in thousands of structures since its inception. The product has been used in wood-framed commercial, single-family, and multi-family homes. QuickTie™ has been used in new construction, restoration projects, and in existing projects that require updating to current codes when renovated. QuickTie™ has been used on projects throughout the continental United States, including several large-scale U.S. Military Housing projects.
Our system holds several advantages of QuickTie™ relative to conventional strapped and bolted hold-downs. As our company name suggests, one of many advantages to the QuickTie™ system is that it is installed quickly and easily after a building is framed, increasing efficiency and saving time and money. This simple and flexible system pre-stresses the wood structure, resulting in zero movements and compensating for common problems of building settling and long term wood shrinkage (which competing products do not account for). Our system eliminates otherwise “loose” load paths to the foundation and reduces drywall, stucco, and exterior siding cracks. QuickTie™ is also easy to inspect. At installation, the pre-stress load exceeds the design load by 30%; therefore, “proof-testing” each QuickTie™ when installed.
We also make a variety of metal connectors to tie the roof to the wall’s top plate. Please visit our product page for more information about our product line.
Quick Tie recognizes the tragic impacts that hurricanes have on our communities. We give back and contribute when it is time to rebuild.
Recently, when Hurricane Dorian channeled its category-5 winds and storm surge into the Abacos, Bahamas, we helped with Sid’s Grocery Rebuild, GTC Restoration: