Sill Plate 

Step by step instructions on installing the sill plate to the foundation... 

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Installing the sill plates to a foundation.

 

1. Measure sills to find bolt position. For slabs, use two by pressure treated lumber of the same

dimension you’ll make the walls usually 2+4 s or 2+6 s. For crawl space or basement foundations, you

need to use pressure treated 2+8 s as the sill plates. Using a framing square, measure in from the

edges and ends of the slab or foundation to determine where on the sill plate the anchor bolts will

poke through. Double check that your sill lumber is pressure treated, then mark and drill the 1/2inch

diameter holes for the bolts. By laying insulation down on top of the foundation and putting your sill

in place, you sandwich the foam between the sill and the foundation, blocking air infiltration. When

you set the sills, the anchor bolts should poke through the holes you drilled. With washers and nuts in

place, use a socket wrench or adjustable wrench to tighten the sill plate against the slab or

foundation.

 

 

 

 

 

              

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

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