this is my blog. I choose to accept or reject comments before they are published to my blog. I reject comments that are confrontational, use bad language, or are irrelevant to the subject at hand--which is the shoddy construction and practices of builders, particularly Pulte Homes. Specific comments that I have chosen not to publish:
1. Anonymous: I’m sorry that I’m unable to help you with your block retaining wall. The block wall that you describe is much different from the wood retaining wall that failed here. I suggest that you contact a registered professional engineer in your area.
2. Microbiologia: Gabriel, I enjoyed emailing with you. I hope that you found the truss connector plates that you were looking for.
3. Bthewee: you sound like a Pulte sympathizer. Sorry, but I don’t get your anger. I also don’t get your golf clubs analogy. SC adopted the International Building Code as the state building code. New houses in Beaufort County, SC are required by code to withstand a 130 mph (hurricane force) wind gust. Storm surge and wind driven debris are also concerns in a hurricane, but so are high winds. Hurricane clips ARE important. That’s why MANY of us here installed hurricane clips in our houses at OUR expense.