FabForm Zuckle Bracing


Zuckle Wall Aligner

Application: ICF Bracing

Manufacturer: Fab-Form Industries Ltd.



Finally. A wall aligner specifically designed for ICF walls. Only 3.6 pounds, just half the weight of conventional turnbuckles. And fast adjustment with an electric drill.

About Zuckle Wall Aligner

Straighter Walls

  • HoriZONTal walers are the first contact with the wall, straightening first in the horizontal direction.
  • Compare this with conventional vertical braces where the first contact is vertical, leading to a wavy horizontal alignment.


  • Zont™ bracing is approximately 10% the cost of vertical bracing.
  • Why rent conventional braces when you can buy for the same price?

Fast to Install

  • A 'twist' of the wrist quickly locks the horizontal waler and vertical strongback in position.

Light Weight

  • Zont™ waler brackets and Zuckle™ wall aligners weight 11% the weight of conventional vertical bracing.

Height Adaptable

  • Brace short stem walls or 20' tall walls.
  • Just add another row of Zonts™ and walers for every five feet of wall.

Easy Bucking

  • Window and end of wall bucks are easily reinforced as there is no vertical braces in the way.


  • Use site available 2x4s, save on delivery and storage costs.

Easy to Transport

  • Fit 15 Zont™ braces (30 Zonts™ and 15 Zuckles™) into a recycle bin and 5 gallon bucket.
  • Try that with 15 conventional braces.

Accommodate Ledger Boards

  • With conventional bracing it is not possible to install ledger boards prior to the concrete pour as the ledgers get in the way of the vertical braces. With Zont bracing the vertical strongbacks easily clear the ledgers. This is a much more cost effective method than using ICFVL brackets.

Accommodate Brick Ledges

  • As the space between the ICF block and the Zont strong back is 3 5/8", the bracing will go over the brick ledge without problem. This is not possible with conventional braces.

Accommodate Openings Next to Corners

  • Window and door openings located near to corners must be reinforced to prevent the corner from blowing off the buck. With Zont bracing, horizontal cleats can easily be installed without interference.



Installation on Pre-Poured Footings & Slabs

All bracing systems must align the wall and provide a walkway for building the top of the wall and place the concrete. Most inspection agencies require a 20" wide walkway (two 2x10s) and a guard rail when the catwalk height is greater than 6".

Zont Twist Bracing for Catwalk Heights Less Than 6-Feet

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Zont Twist Bracing for Catwalk Heights Greater Than 6-Feet

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Zuckle™ Wall Aligner

Finally. A wall aligner specifically designed for ICF walls. 40% lighter than conventional turnbuckles. Rapid adjustment with an electric drill and 10mm driver (one driver included per box). 10 gauge thickness steel plate galvanized for long life.


  • Weight: 3.6 pounds
  • Packaging: 10 per box
  • One 10mm driver / box
  • Box weight: 37 pounds
  • Box size: 16" x 9" x 6"

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The table below provides a link to the BuildBlock Product Installation Manual. The manual is freely downloadable and a hard copy is available for purchase here in the store. Please read this manual to fully understand how to properly install BuildBlock ICFs. If you have any questions, more information can be found on our website at http://buildblock.com/technical-support or by contacting your sales representative or our technical department at 866-222-2575. Our goal is for you to build successful ICF projects that will last for generations. Our motto is Build it once, Build it for life.

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