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FJA Foundation Joist Anchor

The FJA is designed to provide a direct connection between the foundation and a joist to resist uplift and lateral forces. This foundation joist anchor nails or bolts directly into floor joists for an easy installation process. The FJA is a simple and versatile solution for light- or heavy-duty applications in both new and retrofit projects.

Key Features

  • Connects a joist to a foundation
  • May be bent, one time only, along bend line up to 20° to accommodate installation
  • Increased loads for wind or seismic forces


  • 12 gauge


  • Galvanized or HDG; see Corrosion Information


  • Install with 0.148 x 1 1/2" nails or 1/2"-diameter anchor bolts

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
FJA 12 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1
FJAHDG 12 Hot-Dip Galvanized 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

FJA Foundation Anchors Load Table
  1. Allowable loads have been increased for wind or earthquake loading with no further increase allowed. Reduce where other loads govern.
  2. Spacing to be specified by the designer.
  3. All references to bolts are for structural-quality through bolts (not lag screws or carriage bolts) equal or better than ASTM A307, Grade A.
  4. Fasteners: Nail dimensions in the table are listed diameter by length. For additional information, see Fastener Types and Sizes Specified for Simpson Strong-Tie Connectors.

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