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This one is pertaining to the use of LVL LAMINATED beams. I
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I just had a house built and I noticed that the kitchen
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My house is 28 ft x 60 ft. Near the center of house is a
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I am putting a new floor in my house and after removing the
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I have a rec room with a 38 foot span and the beam is 12 in
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I have a 24 span. I need a steel... i beam.. what size beam
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I need to size an I-beam to replace the current structural
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I had a fire in my basement of my house. The main floor is
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The floor joists in my new one-story home are manufactured
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I want to install a structural support under my existing kitchen
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I want to tile my kitchen. The house is one story, and the
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