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Anchor Sill Plate to Foundation

During an earthquake, a building can shift on the foundation if its sill plate is not anchored to the foundation. Sill plates should be bolted or otherwise anchored to the building foundation. Bolts long enough to pass through the sill plate and penetrate several inches into the foundation should be installed every few feet along the exterior walls. 

Effectiveness:

  • Very effective.
  • Bracing cripple walls can increase effectiveness. 

Limitations:

  • May require that portions of the walls or floor be temporarily cut away.

 

 

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