Wood floor framing construction

  Sills on Foundation Walls Sills resting on continuous masonry foundation walls are generally of nominal 2×4 or 2×6 lumber. They are an- chored to masonry walls with ½-inch bolts at approximately 6-foot intervals. Bolts are embedded at least 6 inches in poured concrete walls and at least 15 inches in masonry block walls, Figure … Read more

Metal Fastenings

Metal Fastenings Illustrated on these two pages is a variety of manufactured metal devices, these developed by Teco (5530 Wisconsin Ave., Washington, D.C. 20015). Such fasteners often simplify construction, save time, and in some cases save on materials. For instance, by using joist hangers rather than nailing the joists to the top of the plates, … Read more