Is Your Structure Seismically Sound?

Don’t wait for the next “Big One” to take a look at your home’s ability to withstand a seismic event.

MiTek’s Hardy Frame® offer the only comprehensive line of lateral load solutions for seismic and wind events, with products intended for both new construction installation or existing structures as a retrofit to improve earthquake forces, provide safety and reduce damage.

From USP connectors to custom engineered and manufactured solutions for your single family and multi-family structures, MiTek Builder Products are built for reliability.

HARDY FRAME® SOLUTIONS

For walls with large openings such as garage doors, french doors and picture windows Hardy Frame® Panels, Brace Frames and Special Moment Frames are specifically designed to add strength, stiffness and ductility.

HARDY FRAME® HFX-SERIES PANEL ON CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS

• Installation on nuts and washers provides for leveling at uneven concrete
• Allowable loads are less than installation directly on concrete
• Raised floor head out installations bypass wood framing to eliminate the effects of shrinkage and crushing
• Provides a direct shear transfer to the foundation

Learn more about the HFX-Series Panels

HARDY FRAME® HFX-SERIES BRACE FRAME ON CONCRETE FOUNDATIONS

• Raised floor head out requires less material by eliminating the rim and bottom screws
• The new HFX-Series Brace Frame has relocated hold down bolts to be outside of the post
• Hold down connections are now accessible even when wood or framing is in contact with the edge of the frame

Learn more about the HFX-Series Brace Frames

USP® STRUCTURAL CONNECTORS SOLUTIONS

For structural connections throughout the building, including anchorage to the foundation, USP® Structural Connectors offer a variety of steel products and applications to provide earthquake resistance where it is needed most.

HURRICANE GUSSET ANGLES: THE HGA SERIES

  • Satisfies high wind and seismic loading requirements
  • Versatile wood-to-wood connector
  • Designed for attaching gable end trusses to wood top plates and masonry walls

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GIRDER TIEDOWNS: THE LUGT SERIES

  • An ideal retrofit solution
  • Reinforces truss connections to transfer high wind loads to supporting walls
  • Several installation options to accommodate different framing conditions
  • Suitable for use on either wood framed, concrete or CMU block walls
  • Extremely adaptable tiedown
  • Sizes available for 1-ply, 2-ply, 3-ply and 4-ply trusses

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SEISMIC & HURRICANE TIES FOR CFS CONSTRUCTION

  • All purpose seismic/hurricane tie for trusses or joists
  • For steel-to-steel connections
  • Resists uplift and lateral forces

Learn more about the RT-S series

POWER NAIL CONNECTORS: THE RST SERIES

  • Designed to anchor trusses and rafters directly to the stud below
  • Ability to field-bend permits fastening to either the wide or narrow face of the stud

Learn more about the RST series

No other system stacks up. Solve better architecturally, design with new possibilities, and utilize a more economical solution. Take the first step toward safety today: https://www.mitek-us.com/products/Hardy-Frames/