Structural Engineering

Ask Structural Engineering Questions and Get Expert Answers ASAP

Connect one-on-one with {0} who will answer your question

Related Structural Engineering Questions
I have a 30” raised header I need to extend to 61” in a two
I have a 30” raised header I need to extend to 61” in a two story load bearing wall. Joists in 1st story are parallel to the wall. How can I brace properly and is a double 2x12 an adequate header? … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,343 satisfied customers
I need to ride. Sorry ..typo. I have a existing garage with
Sorry ..typo. I have a existing garage with a 16 foot garage door. The door is on the gable end of the garage and the total span is 16'4", with a total garage outside width of 16'11". The garage was originally post and beam, with posts every 10 feet , and has a total depth (length) of 28 feet. I can't fit my 2 cars side by side on the garage and open any car door, so I want to widen the structure. I plan to replace the 16' door with two 8' doors, and overall widen one side of the structure by around 3 feet. Because the garage has an attic, the posts extend above the attic floor/garage ceiling, with the top of the beam 21" above the floor. Roof rafters sit on top of the beam. My plan is to extend the rafters on one side of the garage only to meet a new outside wall, placing a new beam at the attic floor level to carry the existing roof and floor load, and cutting off the existing posts , placing them above the new carrying beam. Essentially the existing roof structure remains intact, removing the existing outside bearing wall of the garage, and replacing it with a 28' long beam to carry the roof and floor load. allowing me to widen the garage. What size carrying beam can span 28 feet for this load? … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,343 satisfied customers
Can I sister 2x8 floor joists with 2x12's instead of using
Can I sister 2x8 floor joists with 2x12's instead of using lally columns and support beam for a room that is 16x16… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,343 satisfied customers
Rafter ties have been cut and mounted to a beam installed.
Rafter ties have been cut and mounted to a beam installed. Have recently noticed nails popping out of drywall... … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a steel I beam that is 6" x 16' and want to replace
i have a steel I beam that is 6" x 16' long and want to replace it with a a 6" x 16' wood beam. How many 2x6's would need to be laminated together to replace this I beam? … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,343 satisfied customers
I recently erected a 25'x36' metal building on a concrete
I recently erected a 25'x36' metal building on a concrete slab. I had a 16'x24' wood frame room built inside the building using 2x6 framing and 16 foot 2x12 ceiling joists for extra support. Unfortuna… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
I want to move a wall about 5 feet, it is not exactly a
I want to move a wall about 5 feet, it is not exactly a bearing wall, but it does contain a column that supports a header that the ceiling joist attach to. The clear span is 18.5 feet. I would like to… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room.
I want to open up the wall between my kitchen and living room. The wall is load bearing. The joists are 2x4 16 inch oc and the attic is non storage non occupied. The attic does hold the HVAC ducts, el… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
Background: In my 1954 California home, I am seeking to install
Background: In my 1954 California home, I am seeking to install a new 36" doorway from my kitchen to my (attached) garage where the floor is 3ft lower than my kitchen floor. The new doorway is planned… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
What is the maximum span interior wall cut-out which is now
What is the maximum span for an interior wall cut-out which is now vertical 2x6s with 16" spacing in order to make an opening. Of course, I would use multiple 2x6s for the 2 posts and multiple 2x10s h… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
I want to remove a center support wall and have an open
I want to remove a center support wall and have an open kitchen. Single story, 24 foot span. My thoughts was 4 - 2x12's laminated, nailed and screwed with end post made out of 6- 2x8 laminated, nailed… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
Question: Architect plan calls 2x12's ML as a header
Question: Architect plan calls for 2 2x12's ML as a header for a span of 8 feet, for a new 3 panel Andersen patio door. The header will also help support a new story to be added above. What size steel… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a house built in 1932 tradition ranch with a
Hello, I have a house built in 1932 tradition ranch with a gable roof, I was wondering if it would be possible to lower the ceiling joists to below the top plate to allow more headroom in the attic to… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
Have a house built in the 50's 24x36, 2x8 floor joists on 2'
Have a house built in the 50's 24x36, 2x8 floor joists on 2' centers, 3-2x8's nailed together for center support on posts 10 ft apart. 2x4 walls with center support wall, 2x6 rafters 24" centered, 24"… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
Im looking to open up my 1956 Ranch in West Seneca NY. To
I'm looking to open up my 1956 Ranch in West Seneca NY. To accomplish this, I have to remove a bearing wall that runs under the ridge. It supports the ceiling rafters that are perpendicular to the rid… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
I am working on finishing a basement in a 1 story ranch style
I am working on finishing a basement in a 1 story ranch style house in Maryland. Built about 25 years ago. Foundation is 8" and 12" block. Basement is about 30% below grade with a walk out door on nor… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,343 satisfied customers
standard frame house, raised ranch, 60 x 30, single story
standard frame house, raised ranch, 60' x 30', single story 5/12 roof pitch, center beam running the length of the structure, two car garage into basement. I want to remove the garage doors and instal… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
I want to move a load bearing wall about 2.5 feet in my family
I want to move a load bearing wall about 2.5 feet in my family room on the first floor. I have a 2 story house + basement and every level is separately zoned. i am told that the only way I can do this… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
9,772 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

I couldn't be more satisfied! This is the site I will always come to when I need a second opinion.

JustinKernersville, NC

Just let me say that this encounter has been entirely professional and most helpful. I liked that I could ask additional questions and get answered in a very short turn around.

EstherWoodstock, NY

Thank you so much for taking your time and knowledge to support my concerns. Not only did you answer my questions, you even took it a step further with replying with more pertinent information I needed to know.

RobinElkton, Maryland

He answered my question promptly and gave me accurate, detailed information. If all of your experts are half as good, you have a great thing going here.

DianeDallas, TX

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

vgdlpc

vgdlpc

Master's Degree

17 satisfied customers

Civil Engineer, Major in Structures and Foundations. Professional Engineer 11 years of experience.

StructuralEng

StructuralEng

Consultant

9,772 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

walkereng

walkereng

Consultant

4,343 satisfied customers

Over 35 years of Structural Engineering experience.

Shannon Galway

Shannon Galway

-

208 satisfied customers

VP Technical Services at Major Engineering Company

JAYCEG

JAYCEG

52 satisfied customers

Expert

William Purpura

William Purpura

Managing General Partner

20 satisfied customers

Managing General Partner at Dargon Developement

LuisP111

LuisP111

21 satisfied customers

Expert

< Previous | Next >

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x