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I have a small lake house (26' x 29') That has a loft I
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Here is a little more detailed drawing of the structure.
Here is a little more detailed drawing of the structure. Number between beams are the distance between each beam, I didn't measure O.C. Most beams measure 2.25" wide, 11.25" tall, and most are 24' exc… read more
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I have a condo/loft. Need to cut about 3-4 feet by 3 foot
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See attached diagram. The goal: support second floor joist
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I have a home that had a fire in January 2016 that I am
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I need a structural engineer to help determine how to safely
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I am changing my staircase in my basement because it is too
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