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 am removing vinyl siding and replacing with Hardie Board.
I am removing vinyl siding and replacing with Hardie Board. Today I found a doubled 16 inch wide, 16' long LVL support beam with approximately 2 1/2” of wood rot on the bottom of the beam. This decay … read more
PaulP324
PaulP324
consulting engineer
MS
512 satisfied customers
Looking for the structural equivalent of three 2x10s
looking for the structural equivalent of three 2x10s laminated as a carrying beam for a deck, as an I-Beam, with the shortest height. I think it is an S4. this is for a deck. … read more
PaulP324
PaulP324
consulting engineer
MS
512 satisfied customers
Building a bridge for a small creek for vehicles and want to
Building a bridge for a small creek for vehicles and want to use 2 or more I Beams. Would like to determine load capacity for a 40ft wide flange beam that has 12” web with thickness of .43” and flange… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
Floor load header question for load bearing wall removal.
Floor load header question for load bearing wall removal. Carried span 24', Beam span 14', two story home on concrete slab. Wall appears to support floor joists only. I am thinking I can use a 3 x 8" … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I am building a outside deck 10 ft high, walking out from
I am building a outside deck 10 ft high, walking out from the second floor of our house. It is 30ft long. I would like to put columns on each end so there is no visual obstruction on the first floor s… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
Thinking about building a carport off existing house. 30'
Thinking about building a carport off existing house. 30' wide (3 cars) and 20' from house. Want to have a flitch beam span the 30' at the end and support a deck up above. What size flitch plate? 11" … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
I am looking to reinforce an existing ridge beam with two
I am looking to reinforce an existing ridge beam with two flitch plates on either side. The beam spans 24', carrying rafters with a total width of 24'.The beam is 3.5" W x 10.75" D. I do not know the … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
I am trying to find out how to calculate the size of I beam
I am trying to find out how to calculate the size of I beam required to to span 16 feet. I figure the load should be around 950lbs per linear ft … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a 20' beam span, overall room span is 22', (2x8)
I have a 20' beam span, overall room span is 22', (2x8) second floor joists, with roof trusses above that. Im trying to see the minimum depth beam needed to carry the load, so I can up set the beam in the (7.5") joist bay … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I am doing a deck, and it will be supported at one side by
I am doing a deck, and it will be supported at one side by the house foundation. The I-Beam will be down the middle. The deck will be 12' wide, and 20' long. Assume a peak of 30 people on the deck, 6,… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
I'm looking into purchasing a 14ft I beam, I'm trying to
the beam would be in the basement of a single story house underneath the current center beam . It will be carrying 1st floor deck (middle) as well as first floor bearing wall (middle of house ) and the roof is half trusses that load on outside of wall and middle of house . I'm located in New Hampshire… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a loft I want to put up in my shop. I want to run a
I have a loft I want to put up in my shop. I want to run a 30 foot beam parallel to one of my walls. The area will be used to walk on and possibly store some light stuff. The distance between the para… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
Re-supporting a 2nd level exterior deck. I have a 4x10 beam
Re-supporting a 2nd level exterior deck. I have a 4x10 wood beam supporting 1/2 of a 14'x14' deck above on one side. The 4x10 has a full span of 14' but there is a mid point column (at 8') that I want… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
We need to replace a dry rotted beams in a bridge, 14 feet.
We need to replace a dry rotted wood beams in a bridge, 14 feet long. The brirge has 5 beams throughout the length. Of the 5, three need replacement. We would like to use steel Ibeams W14X53 and expec… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
9,772 satisfied customers
I have a 1 story structure with a sloped roof consisting of
I have a 1 story structure with a sloped roof consisting of 2x8 ceiling joists on 24" centers. Each pair of 2 ceiling joists is 14' long, so 28' total length, supported in the center by a steel beam o… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
I need a beam to span 22 feet to carry a roof load of 308sf
I need a beam to span 22 feet to carry a roof load of 308sf of 2x6 cardecking supported by two 2x8's at 42 inch centers onto the beam. The roof live and dead loads are unknown to me. I need to have th… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
I am designing a free-standing exterior deck (in Oakland, CA)
I am designing a free-standing exterior deck (in Oakland, CA) and am considering using flitch beams to span 16', and either 2x10 or 2x12 (flush framed) joists in the other direction, which is 14'; sup… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
4,478 satisfied customers
I have two situations 1. New exterior wood deck, with one
I have two situations: 1. New exterior wood deck, with one continuous 20' span with 6x6 center support (i.e. two 10' spans) carrying 120 SF of deck area (6' x 20' area). How big should the beam be? Lo… 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

4,478 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

40 satisfied customers

Expert

William Purpura

William Purpura

Managing General Partner

24 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