FAP/FJA/FSA Foundation Anchors


The FAP Plate connects the mudsill to the foundation, and is designed to provide lateral load resistance.

The FJA Foundation Joist Anchor nails or bolts directly into floor joists, providing a direct connection between the foundation and joist to resist uplift and lateral forces. FSA Foundation Stud Anchor nails or bolts to floor joists, or nails to the stud. Plywood sheathing may require notching with stud-to-foundation installation. See technical bulletin T-ANCHORSPEC for anchoring solutions.

Material: FAP—7 gauge; all others—12 gauge

Finish: Galvanized. May be ordered HDG.

  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed; reduce where other load durations govern.
  2. For redwood mudsills, reduce F1 on FAP to 840 lbs.
  3. Spacing to be specified by the Designer.
  4. FAP shall use a minimum SDS wood screw length of 2 1/2″ plus the shim thickness.
  5. The shim must be fastened to the mudsill by means other than the FAP SDS wood screw.
  6. FAP may be installed with 1/4″ HDG lag bolts. Follow code requirements for predrilling.
  7. NAILS: 10dx1 1/2 = 0.148″ dia. x 1 1/2″ long. See other nail sizes and information.