Sill plate


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Sill plate

A heavy timber plate at the bottom of the frame of a wood structure resting directly on the foundation.
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sill plate

1. A heavy horizontal timber at the bottom of the frame of a wood structure; the timber rests directly on a foundation; same as sill, 1.
2. Same as groundsill.
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Sill plate anchors were inserted into the mortar, with four plates in each long wall and two plates in each short wall.
That is, what is the infiltration through the sill plate region, or the wall-to-wall panel joints, or the wall panel-to-roof panel joints, and similar building elements?
Partially anchored (PA) walls had two anchor bolts on the sill plate. In addition to the anchor bolts, fully anchored (FA) walls included holddowns installed at the end studs.
I started out by pouring a footer and laying up six-inch blocks, which I then externally covered with two inches of foam board, topping it off with an eight-inch treated sill plate. I found some 46" x 76" sliding glass door replacement tempered glass for $15 each, so I framed walls with 2 x 4s to fit them.
Spray expanding foam insulation between the wood frame sill plate and the foundation, especially wherever you feel a draft or you can see daylight.
For years, Tremco has marketed its Tuff-N-Dri basement waterproofing system, but the company has now introduced an above-grade system that adds moisture and thermal protection to the exposed foundation wall between the grade line and the sill plate.
The Gibbonses have to install a sill plate on top of the new foundation before the house can be lowered into place.
One detail had the sill log sitting on the floor diaphragm, and the other detail had the sill log in direct contact with the sill plate. Anchor bolts and thru-rods were included in both details.