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Deputy Special Inspection in Los Angeles, CA

Are you in search of a Los Angeles Shear Wall or Roof Nailing Deputy Special Inspector? Well you’ve come to the right place! We at Los Angeles Deputy Special Inspection are authorized and approved in this discipline through the International Code Council. With years of onsite experience and practical knowledge, we are here to guide you in the right direction whether it be for a commercial or residential project. You can reach out to us directly through our website, social media or phone number at (424) 407-3106 for a free shear wall or roof nailing inspection in Los Angeles, California!

As a shear wall or roof nailing inspector, it is our job to make sure that work is installed per city 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 know that all these nailing parameters can be different for each shear wall type on a specific project, depending on what level the shear wall 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.

Before we arrive on site for any scheduled shear wall nailing inspection, 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 deputy special inspection is periodic which means a deputy inspector does not need to be on site for the actual installation of nailing. Verification of nail spacings and related materials to shear wall or roof inspection is only needed when the final product is installed and prior to covering or closing the exterior shear walls.

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

A typical wall may provide privacy, support for a roof, support for a deck or support for a ceiling. A shear wall on the other hand may have these same similar characteristics but also have a different function in which its main purpose is to counter any bending or torsional forces caused by earthquakes, wind loads or other severe weather like dangers. 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. This is why it is important to hire us at Los Angeles Deputy Special Inspection to confirm the work being installed is performed per the city approved structural plans and specifications.

Does your project have multiple shear walls at multiple stories, or is it just a single-story building? Either way, we can help! There is no job too big or small for us to inspect. We take pride in inspection and of those who we work with. Call us for a free quote if you have any questions about your shear wall construction inspection.