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ICFVL Ledger Connector System
The ICFVL ledger connector system is engineered to solve the challenges of mounting wood or steel ledgers to insulated concrete form (ICF) walls. The ICFVL is designed to provide both vertical and lateral in-plane performance. The system offers many benefits over traditional anchor bolting, including better on-center spacing in most cases, faster installation and no protrusions.
The embedded legs of the ICFVL are embossed for additional stiffness and the hole enables concrete to flow through and around the connector. The exposed flange on the face of the ICF provides a structural surface for mounting either a wood or steel ledger.
ICFVL — 14 ga. (68 mil); ICFVL-CW and ICFVL-W — 16 ga.
ICFVL in ICF -
For use with a minimum 4"-thick core
Snap a chalk line for the bottom of the ledger
Mark required on-center spacing
Use ICFVL to mark kerfs locations
Cut kerfs as marked
Insert ICFVL flush to the face of the ICF
Wood Ledger Attachment — ICFVL-W or -CW
Slip appropriate ledger connector underneath the ledger.
Install the eight ICF-D3.25 screws partially into the ledger.
For denser wood species (specific gravity ≥ .50), predrilling may be necessary. Predrill with 5/13" drill bit.
Position bottom of the ledger level to the chalk line and drive the screws through the wood and into the ICFVL.
Steel Ledger Attachment -
Position bottom of the ledger level to the chalk line and against the ICFVL
Attach with four #14 x 3/4", #3 drill-point screws (not provided)
All screws should be located at least 1/2" from the edge of the ICFVL
Space screws evenly
Industry studies show that hardened fasteners can experience performance problems in wet environments. Accordingly, use this product in dry environments only.