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- Very important load path connection must be provided at end of each new partial cripple wall/foundation segment
- A very important load path connection also must be provided at the end of each new partial cripple wall/foundation segment.
- The existing girder must be very securely connected to the new foundation or cripple wall to fully transfer the entire load along the edge of the floor that lies beyond the new partial foundation.
- When a new cripple wall is not needed, the Elevation E-1 view shows an anchor bolt embedded in the foundation stem wall secured to an “L” shaped 12 gage connector.
- Note that in the figure, the long leg of the connector is nailed to the girder.
- Where a new cripple wall is provided there are two options.
- The best solution is to use the existing girder as the top plate of the new cripple wall.
- If the girder extends as a single piece the full length of the new cripple wall, no connection is necessary.
- If the girder has an existing splice location within the length of the cripple wall, the typical girder splice shown in the Appendix details must be provided at that location.