Cap on block and sill plate

Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Can anyone give me the code references for caps on masonry block and sill plates?


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Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: roconnor
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There are many … can ya be more specific?



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Originally Posted By: jmyers
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Bob,


When you have open holes in masonry block, they are required to be capped. What is the code reference?

There is no sill plate on the open masonry block, the joists are resting directly on the open masonry block. What is the code reference for the sill plate?

Thanks Bob O.

Joe Myers


Originally Posted By: rmoewe
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Are the joists made from treated lumber?


When was the house built?


There should be a sill plate installed. If there is no sill plate, there is no way to bolt the foundation to the flooring system, unless the used some kind of brackets. Also sill plates should be treated lumber. This is the first defense to prevent termites from entering the framing. ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)


Originally Posted By: roconnor
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for an existing house … icon_wink.gif



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Originally Posted By: rmoewe
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Robert,


They have seemed to be getting away from the anchor bolts around here, in new construction. They are using straps that get grouted in the block, about every 4 feet. Have these changes been made to the IRC or is this a Southern Building Code?


Originally Posted By: roconnor
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Not used too much around my neck of the woods here near the NY coast ... generally 5/8" bolts at 4' apart are required due to high wind. Really hard to match with strap anchors ... ![icon_wink.gif](upload://ssT9V5t45yjlgXqiFRXL04eXtqw.gif)


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Originally Posted By: rmoewe
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Thanks, That was helpful. icon_biggrin.gif