It's Time to Switch From Rigid to Cable Bracing

When it comes to choosing between rigid and cable seismic bracing, many have commonly chosen rigid bracing as it has been long considered the industry norm. However, there is now an alternative to rigid, cable bracing. There are many reasons to switch to cable bracing, with the three main reasons being ease of installation, efficiency, and costs. In today’s blog, we will provide an in-depth look at each of these three advantages of cable bracing.

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Ease of Installation:

Seismic Bracing Cable is much easier to install than rigid. Rigid bracing requires numerous lengths of pipes with various attachment hardware sizes needed to complete bracing installations. Our bracing cable comes in 250 ft. spools, meaning you do not need numerous lengths to complete installations, you just pull out as much cable as you need from your spool. The heaviness of rigid bracing makes transportation more difficult and also means you will need at least 3 people to complete a bracing task. With our cable you can work individually on projects, saving you time and money.

More Efficient:

The lightweight of cable bracing makes moving your bracing between job sites easy and also allows for simple installation. Rigid bracing with pipes is considerably heavier and will be a pain to move between sites, alongside the headache of trying to stock extensive quantities of different sized pipes at your facility. Our product will sit on your shelf and take up little room

Less Expensive:

Alongside the obvious savings in time of installation and crew members required for installation cable bracing which inherently make your installations cheaper, the cable itself is often cheaper too! You will not need to buy numerous sizes of pipes or attachment hardware which will considerably lower your costs. Also, travelling to the job site will not require a large vehicle to transport big rigid pipes.


Now that you have read about the advantages of switching to cable bracing, choose a reputable seismic bracing cable provider. Here at Loos Seismic Bracing, we have fully code compliant cable bracing that is available in four main sizes. Learn more about our options on our product page here. Alternatively, if you have any questions, our team is happy to help! Reach out to us by email at or by phone at 1-800-321-LOOS (5667).

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