What Is A Hold Down
- Missing hold down.
- Undersized hold down.
- Improper location of hold down.
- Improper installation of hold down.
- Cracked finishes.
- Water intrusion.
- Ruptured plumbing and gas lines.
- Partial or total collapse of the framing system.
- Personal Injury,
- There are generally two types of hold-downs; the embedded strap and the anchor bolt hold down. There function is to prevent the end of a shear wall from lifting off the foundation. The following are the principal elements necessary for hold downs to function properly:
- A-Correct size of anchor bolt and/or hold down.
- B-Attached to the end stud by sufficient nailing or bolting.
- C-Nut tightened sufficiently on anchor bolt
- D-Bolt holes drilled to proper size
- E-Strap or bolt properly imbedded into foundation.
- Positioned properly at the end of the wall, adjacent to the end post.
- Positioned at the proper distance from the edge of the foundation.
Typical Hold Downs: