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Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall First-Story Wall Connection Kit

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The Strong-Wall wood shearwall first-floor wall connection kit is designed to be a complete solution for use of Strong-Wall wood shearwalls on wood floor systems. The kit is used by extending the anchor bolts and installing compression nuts and solid blocking below the wall. The Strong-Wall wood shearwall first-story wall connection kit includes an improved engineered shear-transfer plate for easier installation of the WSW in a first-story wood floor system.

Key Features

  • Easy-to-follow installation instructions
  • The kit allows the WSW panel to sit on top of the floor system

Product Includes

  • Shear transfer plate, couplers, nuts and threaded rod (nails not included)


  • Drill or notch the subfloor for the threaded rod
  • Attach blocking — either sawn lumber or structural composite lumber
  • Install the couplers and threaded rod
  • Install compression nut flush with top of subfloor
  • Place the shear transfer plate over the threaded rod and nail it to the rim joist and blocking using 0.148″ x 2 1/2″ (min. length) nails
  • Place the WSW wall over the threaded rod and install washers and hex nuts
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