8.2.7 Inadequate Stiffness of Wall Anchors
Anchors of walls to wood structural elements are installed taut and are stiff enough to prevent movement between the wall and roof.
The deficiency is in the ability of the wall anchor to prevent separations between the wall and roof sheathing that may result in out-of-plane failure of the ledger support. Inspect all anchors to see that they do not have twists, kinks, offsets, or are otherwise installed so that some movement is required before the anchor becomes effective, and that this condition may lead to cross grain bending in the ledger. Conforming buildings which fail this check shall be placed in SPC 4.