Connect-EZ: PA-EX System
The “PA-EX” is a low profile concrete panel-to-foundation connection device that meets ACI 318 188.8.131.52b code requirements to resist 10,000 lbs tension loads. The “PA-EX” is fully galvanized for panel exterior installation. The devise frequently installed with a threaded rod and epoxy and can be used in high seismic zones. Only 4 inches of the device is exposed above the bottom of the tilt-up panel and is easily concealed with pavement or landscaping. As with all CONNECT-EZ products, the “PA-EX” requires NO FIELD WELDING.
• Meets ACI 318 184.108.40.206b panel to foundation connection of 10,000 lbs. tensile capacity
• Can be specified for use in high seismic areas
• Installed on exterior panel surface
• No patching necessary
• Fully GALVANIZED
• Installs in minutes
• No field welding
While a threaded rod and epoxy are frequently specified, the means of fastening the PA-EX to the foundation is left to the professional judgement of the Engineer of Record (EOR).
!! ADVISORY !! - To prevent obstructions when drilling concrete anchors, avoid placement of top resteel in panel foundation area directly beneath panel.