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
Story short, I hope. The main part of the house, built
Long story short, I hope. The main part of the house, built around 1860 has rubble/field stone foundation. I have been told my basement is beyond repair. 2 contractors have walked away from the job. B… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
5,263 satisfied customers
I have a low beam in my basement and I'm hoping to find out
I have a low beam in my basement and I'm hoping to find out the most practical way of gaining a few more inches of headroom. Do I need to completely replace my beam or is there a way to work with what… read more
JAYCEG
JAYCEG
College Degree B.S.
99 satisfied customers
I have a question. I have a 50 year old single story home in
I have a question.I have a 50 year old single story home in Kentucky USA over a walk out basement block foundation, 2 layers of asphalt shingles, brick clad exterior, and minimal snow load. I am consi… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
I have a GP OSB floor joist that the builder cut a 4 in
I have a GP OSB floor joist that the builder cut a 4 in section on one side of lower and upper chord to install a toilet drain pipe. How do I reinforce opposite side of joist to prevent warping of cho… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
5,263 satisfied customers
16x31 ceiling in the basement supporting our living room
16x31 ceiling in the basement supporting our living room with 2x10's. living room floor shakes horribly when you walk across it. Everything on the shelves shakes.I have been told that the two by tens … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
5,263 satisfied customers
I want to replace a post and beam in basement with (3) 1
I want to replace a post and beam in basement with (3) 1 3/4" x 14" x 19' lvl beam. This will cut off a cold air return vent. SO, can I cut a hole in the lvl for air return flow. How big a hole can be… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
I have mounted two Racor Pro Heavy Lifts along 4 joists on
Hi, I have mounted two Racor Pro Heavy Lifts along 4 joists on my garage ceiling. Mounting was performed with #12 lag screws - 6 per joist. About a year later I opened up a piece of ceiling and realiz… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
5,263 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
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
I have to cut 2 1/2 inch by 12 1/2 inch rectangular notch
I have to cut 2 1/2 inch by 12 1/2 inch rectangular notch in the center of a 4 - 2" x 10" (nominal 9 inches) x 14 feet wood floor joists, mid span, in order to run 2" x12" rectangular heat ducts. How … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
I recently bought a 2-bedroom house that was built in 1935.
I recently bought a 2-bedroom house that was built in 1935. There is one 900-sq.ft. main floor and an attic and a basement. The main floor is supported below by a wooden beam that goes through the cen… read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
5,263 satisfied customers
I have 8" Ibeam that is currently spanned 10 the beam is 20.
I have 8" Ibeam that is currently spanned 10' the beam is 20'. Can I put in 2 Posts 12' apart and remove the post at 10' Leaving the main posts in place? The beam is 20' long 8.25" H and 4.25" Flange … read more
walkereng
walkereng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
5,263 satisfied customers
We are building a 32 wide by 50 long single story home.
We are building a 32' wide by 50' long single story home. We are using 117/8 I-joist 32 ' span for the floor. It will be covered by 3/4" tongue and groove OSB. The outside walls will be 2 x 6 construc… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
I have a basement with 4 2" x 10" running down the center with
I have a basement with 4 2" x 10" running down the center with 2 steel posts holding it stiff. The basement area I would like to convert to a billiard room is approximately 26' x 25'. That means I wan… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
How many 2x6s are needed to replace a 2x12 on a 22 span -
How many 2x6's are needed to replace a 2x12 on a 22' span - 12" apart and/or 24" apart? Detailed explanation below: 1. I have 2 story house and want to make a section of the 1st floor living room ceil… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
Hello, I think it best I give you some information first then
Hello, I think it best I give you some information first then state my questions. I have been living in a newly built house in Ohio since April. House is a ranch on basement. The floor joists run 17 f… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
I hav a three story brick home that was built in 1832. We gutted
I hav a three story brick home that was built in 1832. We gutted it and found that there is a roughly 8x8 wood beam on the first floor ceiling supporting the second floor. The clear span is 25 feet. I… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
I have had the cellar rooms tanked and intend to have the walls
I have had the cellar rooms tanked and intend to have the walls and ceilings finished with plasterboard. The floors above the cellar areas are timber joists with 1 inch none T&G boarding on top but ar… read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 satisfied customers
My new home I suspect has grossly undersized I-joists on the
My new home I suspect has grossly undersized I-joists on the main floor. 9.5" tall x 1.5" wide with a 3/8" web. Spacing is 16" and the span is 15 1/2 feet. I notice that even when my young kiids walk … read more
StructuralEng
StructuralEng
Consultant
Bachelor's Degree
8,463 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

8,463 satisfied customers

Structural Engineer

walkereng

walkereng

Consultant

5,263 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