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Steel Strong-Wall® First-Floor Wall Connection Kit

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The Steel Strong-Wall first-floor wall connection kit is a complete solution for first-story wood floor systems. The kit facilitates the use of Steel Strong-Wall shearwalls on wood floor systems. The kit includes everything needed to simplify the connection between the walls.

Key Features

  • Ensures a simplified installation to provide superior performance
  • Minimizes modifications to wood floor systems

Product Includes

  • (1) shear-transfer plate (with #14 self-drilling screws), (2) 3/4″ or 1″ x 18″ threaded rods F1554 Grade 36, (2) coupler nuts, (2) heavy hex nuts and installation instructions.


  • Drill or notch subfloor to allow compression nuts to sit flush with underside of Steel Strong-Wall (SSW)
  • Assemble coupler nuts and compression nuts to threaded rods
  • Attach threaded rod assembly to anchor bolts in the concrete foundation
  • Install solid blocking under center and each end of SSW per designer
  • Place SSW over threaded rod and secure with anchor nuts included in SSW kit
  • Attach shear transfer plate to SSW with supplied #14 self-drilling screws, and to rim joist with 0.148″ x 3″ nails
  • Complete assembly with A34 angles (sold separately) per designer
  • Attach SSW to top plates or header with Strong-Drive® SDS screws (supplied)
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