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How to Perform a NEW J-Bolt Anchor Replacement in Foundation Walls

JBolt Replacement Stem Wall Anchor Repair

If you are considering a new home construction project, you may be wondering whether or not you should use a NEW J-Bolt anchor replacement in your foundation walls. These anchors are typically half-inch in diameter, but you can purchase larger ones if you need to support a heavier load. They come in a variety of materials, including stainless steel, regular steel, and galvanized steel. You may also want to use a template if you are installing larger cast-in-place anchors. A template can help keep your bolts straight, plumb, and spaced at the proper distances.

The next step in performing a NEW J-Bolt Anchor Replacement is to measure the tension force of the outermost bolt. If the anchor is too deep, you can use a welding stud extension to extend it. If the anchor is located on the surface, you can use a split-cell polyurethane sleeve to isolate the upper stud from the lower one. Afterwards, you should fill in the hole with a wood toothpick.

Once the wall is ready for J-bolt installation, you should remove the wall plates. Then, install the J-bolts at each 8d nail location. Orient the bolts so that they are parallel to the concrete form and 1 3/4 to 2 inches from the inside edge of the form. When you are done, tighten the nuts on the J-bolts with a socket wrench.