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
We are hoping to get some answers on what we can build on
We are hoping to get some answers on what we can build on top of our garage. Ideally we hired a structural engineer but for now some quick thoughts would be great! We have a 15'x28' garage with 8' cei… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
Is it safe to brace a sagging garage ceiling beam. I have a
Is it safe to brace a sagging garage ceiling beam. … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
Removing a 14 foot span of load bearing wall that is down
Removing a 14 foot span of load bearing wall that is down the center of my house. The bottom plate of the existing wall falls on top of the existing floor joist overlap and the foundation piers. The w… read more
PaulP324
PaulP324
consulting engineer
MS
1,276 satisfied customers
I am building a pool house that is going to be set on a full
I am building a pool house that is going to be set on a full foundation. the pool house is going to be 20' x 20'. I plan on having beam pockets placed on the center of the North and south walls to sup… read more
PaulP324
PaulP324
consulting engineer
MS
1,276 satisfied customers
I have a 20 foot span with 2x10 roof joist above my garage.
I have a 20 foot span with 2x10 roof joist above my garage. I want to make it a fully usable room and I want to sister the joist. I can't find a code for sistering. … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
I have one more question about the Beams that you already
I have one more question about the Beams that you already suggested for me, Is a Engineered wood I Beam an option? Also what is the load that you calculated that this beam is supporting?I'm trying to … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I have existing 19'-10" W x 36'- 0" L shop garage building.
I have existing 19'-10" W x 36'- 0" L shop garage building. I currently has a single slope roof using wood joists, 3/4" wood plan sheathing, and 5-vcrimp metal roof. What is there now is in very poor … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
2X10 CEILING JOIST IN EXISTING 20X20' GARAGE @ 16"O.C. FROM
I'M INSTALLING 2X10 CEILING JOIST IN EXISTING 20X20' GARAGE @ 16"O.C. FROM PLATE TO PLATE. EXISTING ROOF IS 4:12 HOW DO I MAKE CONNECTION WITH NEW JOIST … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
I have a 24'x24' detached garage and I would like to
Hello, I have a 24'x24' detached garage and I would like to insulate and sheet rock the ceiling. Currently there are 2x6 rafter ties spliced together but they barely hold their own weight. I would lik… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a 10x30' garage converting to livable space. ceiling
i have a 10x30' garage converting to livable space. ceiling is pitched framed with 2x4 rafters at 24 oc. no ceiling joists. how can i install R38 insulation into rafters. i don't want to add too much … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
I have an attic above my garage, I am wondering what the
I have an attic above my garage, I am wondering what the load weight would be per sq foot. 2x10 floor joist on 16" centers spanning 20'. Drywall ceiling and 1/4 plywood floor in attic. … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a second story unfinished room. The floor is OSB on
I have a second story unfinished room. The floor is OSB on 2x8 oc 24”. The room is approx 12x18'. The kitchen ceiling is below. I understand I need to b careful with weight as it is not engineered as … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a question about a common Fink or W truss system
Hi, I have a question for you about a common Fink or W truss system installed in a 30' x 40' building (so the truss span is 30'). The top chords are 2 x 6. The bottom chord and diagonal bracing are 2 … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
How much weight can an lvl beam 9 1/2inches hold that spans
Customer: how much weight can an lvl beam 9 1/2inches hold that spans 20 feet … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
I have to span 20 feet to support the roof and ceiling. The
I have to span 20 feet to support the roof and ceiling. The open area is 20' x 17'. I have calculated the dead load weight of all the roof and ceiling materials at 3,350 lbs or 10.5 lbs/sq ft. What si… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
For new construction, I want to build an attic space above
For new construction, I want to build an attic space above a closet and laundry room. I'd like the floor of the attic to be the ceiling of the closet/laundry by using 9" wide, ~7/8 to 3/4" thick lodge… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,728 satisfied customers
header size (double 2x8, 2x10 ?) for a light load-bearing span
header size (double 2x8, 2x10 ?) for a light load-bearing span of 13 feet. - Light because it's interior wall, parallel with a gable end, no roof load, but half the 11' kitchen ceiling joist load (whi… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I want to use I beams for the ceiling joists on a room 40 feet
I want to use I beams for the ceiling joists on a room 40 feet wide and 60 feet long spaced on 24 inch centers. What width of I beam should be used to support the weight of the roof which will be stan… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
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

4,728 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

99 satisfied customers

Expert

PaulH471

PaulH471

Construction Manager

46 satisfied customers

Expert

William Purpura

William Purpura

Managing General Partner

29 satisfied customers

Managing General Partner at Dargon Developement

< 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