The Strong-Wall wood shearwall multistory wall connection kit is designed to be a complete solution for two-story stacked applications. The kit works with Strong-Wall wood shearwalls to resist lateral forces. The Strong-Wall wood shearwall multi-story wall connection kit offers simplified installation and includes the holdowns, bearing block and nuts and washers necessary to join the upper and lower WSW walls.
Simplified installation provides superior performance
(2) holdowns with preattached bolts; (2) standard hex nuts and flat washers; LSL bearing block; installation instructions
Install the lower WSW wall per standard installation procedure.
Align the LSL bearing block with the lower WSW wall on the top plates.
Place the WSW-MSK holdowns over the bearing block.
Attach the WSW-MSK holdown to the lower WSW wall using 0.148" x 2 1/2" (min. length) nails. Nails not supplied with kit.
Install upper WSW wall over preattached bolts on the WSW-MSK holdown and attach with nuts and washers. Note that upper and lower WSW walls must be of the same width.