The EPS4Z provides a light-duty connector for attachment of posts to concrete.
ZMAX® coating; see Corrosion Information
Use all specified fasteners; see General Notes.
Post bases do not provide adequate resistance to prevent members from rotating about the base and therefore are not recommended for non-top-supported installations (such as fences or unbraced carports).
Embed into wet concrete up to the embedment line. A 2" minimum side cover is required to obtain the full load.
Posts shall be preservative-treated wood to meet building code requirements.
Loads may not be increased for short-term loading.
Concrete shall have a minimum compressive strength, f'c = 2500 psi.
Multiply Seismic and Wind ASD load values by 1.4 or 1.6 respectively to obtain LRFD capacities.
In accordance with IBC Section 1613.1, detached one- and two-family dwellings in Seismic Design Category (SDC) C may use "Wind and SDC A&B" allowable loads.
Download shall be reduced where limited by the design capacity of the post. See Post Capacities for common post allowable loads.
For lateral loads: F1 allowable = 575 lbs. and F2 allowable = 680 lbs.
Designer is responsible for concrete design.
Structural composite lumber columns have sides that either show the wide face or the edges of the lumber strands/veneers known as the narrow face. Values in the tables reflect installation into the wide face. See technical bulletin T-C-SCLCLM for load reductions due to narrow face installations.