MiTek Builder Products Releases the New FA4 Foundation Anchor, Offering an Alternative to Anchor Bolts for Sill Tie-Downs
The International Building Code and International Residential Code now commonly require the use of 5/8″ diameter anchor bolts on design plans for anchoring a structure to its foundation. The FA4 Foundation Anchors may be installed as a replacement for these anchor bolts, while achieving the same load capacity. In addition, 1/2” diameter anchor bolts, which have been called out in the building code for many years, may also be replaced with FA4 foundation anchors. For replacing 1/2” diameter anchor bolts, fewer FA4 anchors would be required than the number needed to replace 5/8” anchors bolts, further driving down product and installation costs. The FA4 Foundation Anchors are installed in wet concrete. The design of the legs of the FA4 allow the concrete to flow through the anchor, reducing the chance for spalling. Once the concrete cures, mudsills can be put in place and secured by bending the FA4 flanges for a tight fit and then nailing the FA4 in place with the size and quantity of fasteners specified by USP. The FA4 can also be mounted to a form board before concrete is poured.
Learn more: www.uspconnectors.com