ZEEs vs. T-Blocks

The Zee Bracket has many advantages over the T-Block as shown in the drawing below. For a printable PDF, click on the image.

Comparing Zees to T-Blocks


ZEEs are easy to install as per the instructions below. For a printable PDF, click on the image.

Installing ZEEs

Use ZEEs to Strengthen Window Bracing

ZEEs are used to strengthen and ensure window bracing is at 90 degrees. For a printable PDF, click on the image.

Using ZEEs for window bracing

Contractor Advantages

Lightweight, easy to install

Each ZEE weighs just 2.9 pounds and is easy to install using 1-1/2" x #8 deck screws. They work with all ICFs that have the ties molded into the foam.

Installing ZEEs

Eliminate 3 marriage lines per T-junction

Forming T-junctions with ZEEs eliminates three marriage lines at each junction. As each marriage line takes approximately 40 minutes to cut, reinforce with 1x4s and strip, that's a lot of wasted labour. In the photo below, no marriage lines were required using ZEEs.

As each marriage line requires cutting the ICF block on each side of the line, this leads to excessive ICF waste.

Eliminate marriage lines

Reinforce Offset Corners

Offset corners are always a challenge to brace. ZEEs allow you to do this quickly without having to rip down plywood and waste dimensional lumber. As ZEEs can be reused many times, their effective cost is minimal.

Reinforce Offset Corners
Increase site storage

Increase site storage

ICF T-blocks are extremely bulky and take up a lot of site space. Eliminate T-blocks and save space with ZEEs.

Reduce delivery cost

Reduce delivery costs

By eliminating bulky T-blocks your delivery costs will be reduced significantly.

Dealer Advantages

Free up warehouse space

Free up valuable warehouse space

ICF T-junctions take up too much warehouse space. Eliminate T-junctions and save space for faster moving products.

Reduce SKUs

Stocking 4", 6", 8" 10" and 12" T-junctions is problematic as they are very prone to damage. ZEEs eliminate the need for these SKUs.

Long lasting

Long lasting

ZEEs are manufactured from high quality zinc plated steel and will withstand years of rental.

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