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Non Load Bearing Wall: Bolted?


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12-08-04, 09:52 AM   #1  
Non Load Bearing Wall: Bolted?

I have a quick question. My house needs underpinning. After new slab poured, the interior walls are dropped back onto new slab. Do the walls need anchored to the slab? They are not load bearing walls.
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12-11-04, 01:09 AM   #2  
Hi HTH
- quick answer to your quick question - do you think unbolted walls would be safe in the event of a possible earthquake?

 
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12-14-04, 02:01 PM   #3  
the walls are interior, and non load bearing. I just didn't see bolts or anchors at first. The slab was redone more than once. I guess last time, few years ago), they didn't anchor the wall. Is it code? I mean even the anchors help in case of earthquake but the contractor will not do this because it isn't code.

I just checked with contractor. He said the anchors aren't required. The city inspector didn't question. I, as owner, can put the anchors but, like he said, they aren't required and not code.


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