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• Custom Panel Heights From 6‚’ to 20‚’
• Field-Trimable Panels For Raked Walls
• 9 Standard Widths From 16″ to 48″
• Raised Floor and Second Story Applications
• Post Install Applications and Retrofitting
• Most Cost Effective Panel Available
• #1 In Field Service Reliable And Free
• Post options Increasing vertical or out-of-plane loads
• No Minimum Orders Stock Or Custom Panels

Update List

ESR 1727 Update from 2009 to 2012

IBC & CBC 2013 – COLA 2014 Footing change form 24″ to 30″
(values have not changed)

Aug 20, 2014 Revisions:

• Update COLA RR25369  for COLA 2014
• Update ICC-ES  ESR1727 for IBC 2012 & CBC 2013

Feb 09, 2012 Revision:

• Update COLA RR25369 new Issue Date January 1, 201View

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Why SHEARMAX™?  The SHEARMAX™ Panel System

  • Custom Panel Heights From 6-20’

    Making size possibilities almost limitless with no extra cost (custom panels are rounded up to stock price) and only 5 working days to process.
  • No Minimum Orders Required For Stock Or Custom Panels

    Though we do not sell direct (thru lumber or hardware companies) we do not require minimum orders from your supplier.
  • Field-Trimable Panels For Raked Walls

    No more fills or makeshift connections.
  • 9 Standard Widths From 16-48``

    0ffering 1 ½ times more standard widths than any competitor from 16‚”, 18″, 21″, 24″, 28″, 32″, 36″, 42″, & 48‚”
  • Raised Floor and Second Story Application Panels

    No adding blocks or fill, no wood crushing, no panel load reduction.
  • Post Install (Retrofitting) Applications

    Forgotten, misplaced, or additions? Uses conventional post installed bolts.
  • Most Cost Effective Panel Available

    SHEARMAX‚™ offers more shear load for every dollar you spend.
  • #1 In Real Field Service‚– Reliable And Free

    Whether you need instructions, repair assistance, or just have a question, SHEARMAX‚™ will be there for you.
  • Post options to increase vertical or out-of-plane loads

    If you need to increase the vertical load or the out-of-plane loads, SHEARMAX™ is capable of increasing its post capacity through “field nail on support” or “factory glue lamination”.

Need Technical Help? Contact Tim Timmerman II, P.E.!

Maximize Your Shearmax™ Loads

Take advantage of custom heights.  NO EXTRA CHARGE!


Want to achieve similar shear capacity as squash block systems but have concerns about wood shrinkage? Simplify the load path and take advantage of custom heights by using tall panels from concrete to second floor top plate, or, if one is not enough, consider using back-to-back panels instead of stacked panels.  The first floor panel experiences no reduced shear capacity or “R” value due to the second story panel load.  Since panel widths and locations can be independent of one another, design flexibility is almost limitless.


Panel heights or vertical load from above causing the need for an EC6 or EC8 option?  Consider placing panels Back-to-Back for twice the shear capacity for only about 25% more cost than EC8 option

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Brace taller panels with adjacent walls to save the cost of an EC6 or EC8 option. 


Column with draft stops shown above.
Achieve about 30% more shear capacity over squash block systems by using a custom height panel from stem wall to top plate. 


Also allows for use in cripple wall situations.

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Where to Buy & How to Measure


Where to buy? Click Here for ordering information.


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Installation Guide & Animations

Products Catalogue


Installation Guide


Re-Useable Template & Bolt Assembly

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Re-Useable Template Installation (Exterior Footing)

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Re-Useable Template Installation (Interior Footing)

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Panel Installation

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Jamb Clip Installation

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Trim-Fit Panel Installation

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Out-of-Plumb Adjustment (Shims)

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Out-of-Plane Adjustment (Smiley Holddown)

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Need Technical Help? Contact Tim Timmerman II, P.E.!