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FSA Foundation Stud Anchor

The FSA is designed to provide a direct connection between the foundation and a stud or joist on raised floors to resist uplift. This foundation stud anchor nails or bolts to floor joists, or nails directly to the stud. The FSA is a simple and versatile solution for light- or heavy-duty projects.

Key Features

  • Connects a joist or stud to a floor or 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


  • Install with 0.148 x 1 1/2" nails or 1/2"-diameter anchor bolts
  • Plywood sheathing may require notching with stud-to-foundation installation

Related Literature

Product Information Table

Fastener Production Information and Stuff & Things
Model No. Ga. Coating/Material Packaging Qty.
FSA 12 Zinc Galvanized, G90 1

Load Tables

    These products are available with additional corrosion protection.

FSA 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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