Longitudinal stabilizer for premanufactured building

  • US 6,243,998 B1
  • Filed: 03/07/2000
  • Issued: 06/12/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/10/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A stabilization system for a premanufactured building, the building including at least one elongated joist extending along the length of the building and with the joist supported at intervals along its length from the ground beneath the building, said stabilization system comprising:

  • at least one foundation plate for positioning beneath a joist of the building;

    a joist connector constructed and arranged for rigid connection to a joist of the building;

    a plate connector connected to said foundation plate;

    a rectilinear strut having first and second opposed ends, said first end connected to said joist connector and said second end connected to said plate connector for sloping downwardly from said joist connector toward said foundation plate;

    said foundation plate including a planar top wall having opposed surfaces, with one of said opposed surfaces for facing and bearing against the ground, and at least one cleat wall mounted to and extending at an angle with respect to said planar top and extending transversely to said strut for penetrating the ground beneath the foundation plate and resisting horizontal movement of the foundation plate in a direction normal to said cleat wall;

    whereby the cleat wall retards lateral movement of the foundation plate and the second end of said strut, so that the first end of the strut and the joist connector resist movement of the joist along its length.

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