We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. By clicking "I AGREE" below, you are giving your consent for us to set cookies. Privacy Policy

text.skipToContent text.skipToNavigation

Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall 

Strong-Wall® Wood Shearwall

On This Page

The WSWH high-strength wood shearwall is replacing the WSW wood shearwall. WSWH accessories are compatible only with WSWH panels; use WSW accessories with WSW panels.

The Strong-Wall wood shearwall is a prefabricated, engineered-wood panel that helps structures resist lateral forces such as those created by earthquakes and high winds. This code-listed shearwall is suitable for residential, multi-family and light-frame commercial construction and in balloon-framing applications up to 20' in height. Designed with easy installation in mind, this wood shearwall is field adjustable with the ability to be trimmed and drilled onsite.

Key Features

  • Narrow panel widths provide significantly high allowable loads
  • Designed for easy anchor bolt installation and inspection
  • Reusable templates locate the required holdown anchor bolts accurately in the foundation for easy installation

Applications

  • Standard and balloon framing; garage portal systems; first story floor systems; and two-story stacked-on concrete foundations

Product Includes

  • Top-of-wall shear transfer plates; nuts; washers; installation instructions

Material

  • Vertical panel — TimberStrand® LSL

Finish

  • Holdowns at the bottom — powder-coated orange; top-of-wall connection plates — G90 galvanized

Related Literature

Code Reports & Compliance

Drawings

PDF DWG DXF RFA IFC SAT