Tag: structural

74 Is there a case where nails are better than screws, from an engineering/structural standpoint? 2010-08-03T19:09:13.720

33 Are there ways to determine if a wall is load bearing? 2010-07-21T19:16:23.863

16 Is my rapidly failing foundation dangerous? 2012-01-24T21:52:16.483

15 Is notching a flange on an I-Joist ever acceptable? 2016-02-24T03:43:02.463

13 How do I improve Pergola Stability? 2012-04-16T16:24:57.870

11 Is joist sag at connection with header a problem? 2013-03-14T03:43:16.167

10 How do I know if it is safe to remove a wall? 2010-07-22T08:40:40.620

8 How can I safely remove and replace a wall? 2013-11-04T18:34:00.320

8 Structurally required? I-beam support under stair opening header 2016-08-17T19:25:59.730

7 What are these beams for in my loft? 2012-08-02T15:35:10.447

7 What size ceiling joists and rafters should I use for a 14' span? 2013-02-08T18:15:36.840

6 Should I worry about sagging joists? 2011-02-03T22:33:48.397

6 Designed a floating corner table, unsure of its potential strength. Any ideas? 2012-04-18T05:03:30.743

6 Can I safely make a door frame taller? 2013-04-13T13:58:03.390

6 How to go about building an aquarium into a wall? 2016-04-02T01:09:53.603

5 What should I do about this load bearing wall that is only supported by a joist floor? 2013-02-07T14:46:20.083

5 How do I deal with a joist in the way of where I need to run a pipe? 2013-05-05T22:15:14.223

5 How can I stop a porch crack from causing internal cracking? 2015-02-25T03:42:30.780

5 What are chances of split/weakened joists from ceiling hanging hardware? 2017-03-16T18:19:06.483

4 Can a load bearing beam be offset from lapping joists? 2011-10-07T14:20:45.493

4 How far can I move ceiling joists up? 2012-04-26T22:51:19.907

4 How much sagging is considered normal for floors in old (100+ years) houses? 2013-01-03T13:48:20.053

4 14ft Ceiling beam sagging 5/8" - what to do? 2014-07-31T19:36:57.843

4 How should I run Cat5e cable between rafters? 2015-05-30T16:41:15.570

4 How can I choose the best lag screw / lag bolt? 2016-01-07T15:28:12.907

3 When will drilling through wall members affect structural integrity? 2011-07-13T20:54:06.943

3 What is involved in enlarging a concrete garage door opening? 2012-03-13T18:27:53.720

3 How can I reduce the bounciness of a floor? 2013-05-15T06:59:57.693

3 Are there span tables published for repairing a cut roof joist? 2013-11-19T02:29:42.923

3 Front House Posts Not Resting on Anything 2014-05-26T23:33:08.660

3 Should my chimney sit on my roof? 2014-07-15T13:16:25.697

3 How can I permanently fix a sagging floor? 2015-01-26T19:32:34.707

3 Floating wall mounted office desk 2015-05-09T10:20:34.027

3 What is the right way to mount a support column to a deck and to a header? 2015-10-10T15:42:12.427

3 Is a double 2x4 beam adequate for a 64" opening? 2016-02-20T21:49:43.150

3 Replacing rusted metal front porch posts 2016-08-29T16:25:46.383

3 2nd floor bathroom floor is sagging with some water damage 2016-10-04T01:19:58.047

3 Is This Basement Window Frame Structural 2017-07-13T00:34:06.420

2 Fixing a sagging foundation 2011-02-18T22:42:19.753

2 Can I get away with 5/4" cedar decking across a 24" span in a children's play structure? 2012-07-17T01:40:00.653

2 How can I calculate the yield strength of steel tube? 2013-05-02T16:54:36.857

2 Does this ceiling joist layout look structurally sound? 2014-02-09T23:03:34.653

2 What's the point of a thin (1/4" width) piece of wood set diagonally between two studs? 2014-04-15T22:42:50.633

2 How would I replace 4 posts and beam holding my covered patio with 2 posts? 2014-05-08T20:13:49.123

2 Are these foundation issues significant? 2014-06-05T06:39:44.913

2 Proper backfill for a trench dug below foundation level (within the 45 degree cone of support) 2014-07-09T23:22:35.897

2 Replacing rot in wooden porch column 2014-08-16T15:02:44.917

2 Ceiling cracks appear and worsen over weeks. Self repair or professional? 2014-11-17T22:31:11.000

2 Is it safe to shave off 1/8" from a load-bearing stud? 2015-01-03T22:56:09.410

2 Floor joist attachment improvements in presence of existing ledger? 2015-02-22T21:49:34.903

2 How to calculate steel beam and posts size to replace existing wood beam in terrace 2015-03-20T16:27:13.930

2 Can it be appropriate to orient a 2x4 "wide side out"? 2015-04-01T17:43:34.183

2 How can I fix composite deck railing that wasn't installed with brackets? 2015-06-09T03:43:10.907

2 What is the difference between LVL 1.9 and 2.0? 2015-07-09T21:53:17.043

2 Remove closet center support beam? 2015-07-12T15:30:13.493

2 Structural cross joists and load-bearing walls (century home) 2015-09-23T17:10:54.527

2 Will my garage truss and beam configuration be adequate for a room in the attic? 2015-12-25T20:15:52.387

2 What size beam do I need, and can I build one from lumber and steel? 2016-02-12T12:13:36.533

2 What kind of board can span 16 ft for a wall pergola 2016-04-04T20:24:13.723

2 ceiling joist storage expression 2016-04-22T20:58:45.503

2 Can I build a car-port on the side of my garage? 2016-04-30T17:23:26.630

2 Acceptable joist depth for a second set of ceiling-only joists 2016-07-07T21:39:03.453

2 Do these cracks indicate the foundation problem of a building? 2016-07-30T06:06:51.830

2 Pouring slab but second story sags in old home 2016-07-30T14:24:12.567

2 Are window air conditioner support brackets designed to support a window air conditioner by itself? 2016-08-01T22:21:40.223

2 What are the possible consequences of excavating an exterior basement wall? 2016-09-07T17:20:22.103

2 Can we safely hang a ceiling fan from our vaulted livingroom ceiling? 2017-06-07T23:00:49.153

2 How can I support both floor joists and roof trusses while I replace wall framing below? 2017-06-26T17:46:38.147

2 Fix Leaning Playhouse 2017-07-01T21:20:15.627

2 How to ensure all deck posts are sharing the load 2017-08-09T20:26:08.043

2 Hardwood Flooring Direction on Older Subfloor 2017-08-16T19:16:31.417

2 Trying to Determine if Attic Braces and Collar Ties are Structural 2017-08-16T23:40:05.433

2 How should I replace a cantilevered rim joist? 2017-10-05T23:02:14.440

2 Overkill from my Structural Engineer, can you check his drawings? 2017-10-26T23:38:34.007

2 Metal columns in basement span two beams 2017-10-27T18:51:26.400

2 Load Bearing wall running parallel to floor joists above? 2017-11-05T01:50:10.080

2 PO Drilled a large hole in a load bearing beam 2017-12-04T00:16:47.473

2 Reinforcement for Ledger Board on Bearing Wall 2018-01-16T22:01:52.770

2 ELECTRICIAN BORED 4" HOLE through top & bottom chords in attic -- how to fix? 2018-01-19T20:30:22.557

1 What information do I need to size a sawn or hewn beam? 2012-07-06T16:22:12.620

1 How can I remove an inner wall of a gambrel house? 2013-01-25T00:16:50.347

1 Can I use a threaded rod for a rafter tie? 2013-02-24T04:42:10.300

1 New Window in Structural Brick House 2013-08-31T19:14:45.493

1 Attic was built to be living space in 1945, but are the trusses strong enough to keep doing so? 2013-10-31T05:33:48.500

1 Unsure about my structural engineer, can you check his drawing? 2013-12-30T15:01:22.327

1 Back door frame no longer square 2014-03-26T18:45:43.213

1 Can I replace a floor joist cross-brace with two horizontal pieces of blocking in the same spot? 2014-04-08T18:38:43.917

1 Is it allowed to have a small hole bored in a joist in the area where it is bearing on a beam or joist hanger 2014-05-12T00:56:13.037

1 How close is too close, when digging below foundation level? 2014-05-12T15:09:35.003

1 Is this vertical gap in the concrete block foundation something to worry about? 2014-05-21T01:34:52.013

1 How do I prevent interior doors from sticking in the winter? 2014-07-10T00:11:11.837

1 Information resources for Traditional Japanese Homes 2014-09-21T05:44:49.613

1 What is the unit dead load of concrete? 2014-10-19T00:11:39.313

1 Minor Crawlspace Excavation: Need permits/structural engineer? 2015-03-09T15:13:56.090

1 Calculating Tie Plate loading and double shear 2015-03-16T17:43:23.700

1 How do you build a portable lightweight frame for trees? 2015-03-25T22:35:51.007

1 What's involved in moving a support post? 2015-04-11T16:37:26.430

1 Do I need a header for an egress window? 2015-04-13T14:56:30.977

1 Cheap way to reinforce 1/2" Pipes 2015-05-06T12:06:22.507