Floor Beam Strengthing - Building & Construction - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum

Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Building & Construction


Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-18-2010, 06:22 PM   #1
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10

Floor beam strengthing

I have a remodel project going on in the basement...
In the room we are working in I have a support post that I would like to remove. The span of the beam is 16 ft. It is 3 2X8's nailed together they are all each one board. One end is supported by another wooden post the other is inserted into the foundation concrete wall.
My home is 1970's construction with truss style roof the beam is for floor only no load bearing wall above it. The floor joist come together at the beam their total length is 24 ft.
It has been suggested that I replace with an steel I beam but the size they have stated will require cuuting concrete wall plus the beam will hang down in the room which already has a low ceiling.
My question is... Can I and what size channel steel would I be able to laminate and bolt to the already existing wooden beam to give it the strength it would need to support floor and remove the center post?
Any and all help would be great! Thank you!


A1972 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-18-2010, 06:33 PM   #2
joed's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 13,464
Rewards Points: 13,728
Blog Entries: 11

You need a structural engineer to spec it. I doubt it will be smaller than the one they already speced.


joed is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Top of Page | View New Posts


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1