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Old 01-21-2012, 04:19 PM   #1
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I would like to build a 28x30 garage with a full foundation. I have a chance to buy 16' 6"x10" glulam beams. Would these work for a floor system and what should I use on top of beams for flooring?

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Old 01-21-2012, 11:40 PM   #2
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Glulam for floor? Why not concrete?

For garages, I would suggest the --------

But come back here for other technical questions....just don't ask "how much"....

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Welcome to the forums, denniso!

The glue-lams would need to have an ink stamp to find the span/rating for the loads, then submit plans to your local AHJ for approval. Pretty sure you would need a licensed Structural Engineer to take liability in case of failure later...


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Almost never do you see a basement under a garage. By basement you do know it would be below ground right? Why that way?
Or are you talking about a two story garage with garge below and rooms above?
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I plan to have a two bay garage in basement, a two bay garage on the first floor and storage in the second floor.
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Start making some calls to local contractors and get some prices.
We can not design it, price it or spec materials over the net.
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I would like to build a 28x30 garage with a full foundation. I have a chance to buy 16' 6"x10" glulam beams. Would these work for a floor system and what should I use on top of beams for flooring?
Your biggest problem is that the glulam's are about 12' too short. You would need some type of center support for them.

Basically, it sounds like your getting a good deal on some glulam's and are trying to make them fit.....they won't...so not such a good deal.

Talk to an engineer...find out what you really need. If you want an idea, click on the garage build link in my signature. My garage is 20x25....has a 7x16 PSL spanning 20' in the middle....those glulam's are not even close.

At most, they 'might' work as garage door headers.
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I would like to build a 28x30 garage with a full foundation. I have a chance to buy 16' 6"x10" glulam beams. Would these work for a floor system and what should I use on top of beams for flooring?
They're not worth buying unless you're dead set on doing so. You would have to set a beam at 16' for them to sit on. Again, they are not worth using....to big for that span.
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I plan to have a two bay garage in basement, a two bay garage on the first floor and storage in the second floor.
Think heavy steel and concrete... and using commercial standards.

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