Hardy Frame® HFX-Series Brace Frame on Wood Sill

panel on concrete

  • Brace Frames installed on wood sill plates have more ductility but, for some sizes the allowable shear is less to account for crushing of wood below

  • Allowable values have been reduced when necessary to maintain code drift limit (see HFX-Series Product Catalog Table 1.2)

  • Because the Brace Frame base is wider, overturning forces cause less compression on wood sill.


  • Set bolts 4-1/4" inches above concrete
  • Moisture barrier (15# felt, Moist Stop, Etc.) recommended when installing on treated wood