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Fire Building Construction: Wood Framing: Sill Plate Anchors

By Gregory Havel Since builders and building codes started being concerned about seismic forces and wind removing wood frame structures from their foundations, floor joists, stud walls, and roof trusses or rafters have been connected together so that the entire structure can resist high winds or earthquakes as a single unit. Photo 1 shows a type of steel anchor bolt that is commonly used to connect wood sill plates to concrete or masonry foundations. These anchor bolts are set in place when the foundation wall is poured (or the concrete block foundation wall is grouted) with the threaded end up. Photo 2 shows a concrete foundation with wood sill plates already attached with anchor bolts. ...

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