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FWA Foundation Wall Angle

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The FWANZ foundation anchor connects the foundation or basement wall to the floor system to resist out-of-plane forces imposed by soil pressure. The foundation wall angle fastens to the mudsill with nails, relying on other anchorage (by Designer) to anchor the sill plate to the foundation.

Key Features

  • Compatible with solid sawn joists, I-joists and floor trusses
  • Testing performed on most common rim materials and types
  • Addresses design needs set forth in Section 1610.1 in the 2015 / 2018 IBC and Section R404.1 in the 2015 / 2018 IRC
  • Eliminates the need of costly cantilevered foundation designs


  • 14 gauge


  • ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information


  • Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
  • Connector must be fastened directly to the outside face of the rim board with (5) 0.148″ x 1 1/2″ long nails.
  • Connector must be located within 4″ of adjacent joist/blocking for floor joist spacing up to 48″ o.c. and may be centered between joists/blocking for 16″ o.c. floor joist spacing.
  • When floor joists are parallel to the rim board, full depth blocking shall be used in the first two bays of the floor per 2012 / 2015 / 2018 IRC Section R404.1.
  • Splice joint not permitted on rim board in same bay unless blocking is placed on both sides of the splice.
  • When I-joist rim material is used, backer blocks must be used. Installed per manufacturer’s recommendations.
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