How do I fix a split at the bottom of a load bearing 2x4 stud? The split is in the king stud for a window. It's a 9 in. long triangular shaped piece. It's 1/4 in. deep at the sole plate and expands to 1 in. at the top of the triangle. The piece is 5/8 in. wide on the narrow side of the stud. The stud next to it is ~5 in. away, so it's a tight space. Do I need to fix it? If so, what's the best way?
Sorry the pics not so great. The sole plate and bottom of the stud are in a "pocket" formed by the raised floor. I smeared the crack with Liquid Nails. There's also spray foam in the bottom of the pic, so it looks like a mess.I added arrows along the path of the crack. It split when I put the (now bent) nail in.