Per building code, a Deputy Inspector is required to verify the shear wall construction of all wood shear walls where the required nail spacing is 4” on center or less (2” o.c., 3”o.c., 4” o.c.).A shear wall inspection involves verification of the nail size and spacing, lumber and sheathing type / size / thickness, and any hardware attachments for that specific shear wall such as anchor bolts, hold downs, A35’s, etc. All items should be in conformance with the "shear wall schedule" on the approved plans.
A shear wall inspection is considered a "periodic inspection", meaning that a Deputy Inspector does not need to be on-site during the actual nailing, but only after the nailing is complete.
If your project is located anywhere in the Santa Barbara, Ventura or Los Angles areas, and you have any questions regarding the Special Inspection requirements for shear wall nailing, feel free to call us anytime!