- Specification of Beams designed to safely remove bearing walls
- Beams designed to reduce or eliminate colums in garages or basements
designed to open exterior walls for additions
- Calculation of beams options
- Beam design letter
describing the installation process
- Contractor Support / Beam Verification
- Conventional Lumber
- Engineered Lumber
- LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber)
- PSL (Parallel Strand Lumber)
- Steel I-Beam -- Generally the strongest beam type
- Composite Beams
- Flitch Beams -- Layered Beam with Wood and steel laminations for ease of installation.
Beam Installation Locations
Beam -- When a beam is installed flush to a ceiling. This method is most often used to open two rooms so there is no
visible sign of any beam, and the ceilings are one continuous surface.
- Drop Beam -- When a
beam is mounted unedr the floor that is being supported. In gereral, this type is easier to install.
- Upset Beam -- This is a type of flush beam used when supporting an upper wall or structural element where the beam
extends above the upper floor surface. Used in line with walls, or in attics.