Shear Wall or Roof Nailing in San Diego, CA

Are you looking for a San Diego Shear Wall or Roof Nailing Deputy Special Inspector? You’ve come to the right site! We at Deputy Special Inspection San Diego are certified and experienced in this discipline through the International Code Council. With years of experience and knowledge, we are here to assist you whether it be for a commercial or residential project. You can contact us directly through our website, social media or phone number at (619)782-6128 for a free shear wall or roof nailing inspection in San Diego California!

As a shear wall or roof nailing inspector, it is our duty to ensure that work is installed per approved plans and specifications with the correct nail sizes, nail spacings, wood sheathing sizes, wood sheathing lengths, wood sheathing thicknesses, anchor bolt hold downs, nailing plates (such as LTP5 clips or A35 clips), straps, tie downs, etc. We understand that all these nailing parameters can be different for each shear wall on a specific project depending what floor it is located on. According to the California building code, a deputy special inspector is required to verify all shear wall installations where the necessary nail spacing is 4” on center or less. Any nail spacings that exceed 4” typically does not require deputy special inspection.

Preceding us arriving on site for any scheduled shear wall nailing inspections, we advise that the work be installed prior to our arrival in order for work to be efficient and effective without wasting time and money to the client. The reason being is because nailing inspection is periodic which means a deputy inspector does not need to be on site for the actual installation. Verification of nail spacings and related materials to shear wall or roof inspection is only needed for the final product prior to covering or closing the exterior shear walls.

What is a shear wall and why is it important? In wood framing construction, a shear wall assembly is a vital part to constructing a structurally sound building.

A typical wall may provide privacy, support for a roof, support for a floor above or support for a ceiling. A shear wall on the other hand can have these same similar characteristics but also have a different function in which its main purpose is to counteract bending or torsional forces caused by earthquakes, wind loads or other severe weather like adversities. These effects can lead to serious damage or even potential failure of a building’s structure if there is faulty work implemented on these vital structures. That is why it is important to hire us at Deputy Special Inspection San Diego to verify the work being installed is performed per the approved set of structural plans and specifications.

Whether your project has multiple shear walls at multiple stories, or your project is a single-story building, we can help! There is no job too big or small for us to inspect which we take pride in. Call us for a free consultation if you have any questions about your shear wall construction.