BP/LBP Bearing Plates


Bearing Plates give greater bearing surface than standard cut washers, and help distribute the load at these critical connections.

The BP1/2-3 and BP5/8-3 are 3″x3″ bearing plates that meet the latest requirements of the IRC and IBC. These plate washers are available uncoated or with a hot dip galvanized (HDG) finish.

The BPS and LBPS are bearing plates that offer increased flexibility while meeting the latest requirements of the code for 2×4 and 2×6 walls. The slotted hole allows for adjustability to account for bolts that are not in the middle of the sill plate.

The BP5/8SKT uses SDS 1/4″x 1 1/2″ screws to provide lateral resistance when 5/8″ diameter sill holes are overdrilled (screws are provided). The shear capacity of the connection and sill/anchor bolt shall be determined by the Designer for each installation.

Material: See tables.

Finish: LBP, LBPS & BP5/8S—Galvanized; BP7/8-2, BP5/8S—Zinc Plated; BPS, BP—None. BP’s and BPS’s may be ordered HDG; LBP and LBPS products may be ordered ZMAX®; Contact Simpson Strong-Tie. See Corrosion Information.