Regulations for Ceiling Joist Spans 2018 Code

Find the maximum spans for ceiling joists according to the 2018 International Residential Code using the most common types of lumber with these simplified span tables. These span tables are for 16″ o.c. applications using southern pine. Plain ceilings are sized at 10 lb loads, while the ceilings with storage are sized for 20 lb […]

Floor Joist Span Tables 2018 IRC

Find out how far a 2 x 10 made from No. 2 pine or other material can span as a floor joist according to 2018 International Residential Code for living, bedroom, and storage areas. These six tables cover the most common situations for 16″ o.c. applications. Bedroom areas are sized for 30 lb live load […]

Insulation Codes for Ceilings 2018 IRC

Insulated Ceilings Insulated ceilings within the thermal envelope of a building and located in an area governed by the 2018 International Residential Code must satisfy certain requirements. For complete details, which may vary from location to location, click here for the reference in the code book. Ceilings without Attics There is no attic for a […]

Gazebo Calculator

[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”96″] Calculate the gazebo lay out, the length of the sides, the length of the the center rafter, and the length of the hips. Based on the width of the gazebo and the pitch of the roof, this tool automatically returns critical information. Lay out The layout dimension is based on what to measure […]

Gravel Calculator | How many tons do I need?

How many tons of gravel do I need?  This calculator solves for the cubic yards but returns the number of tons based on 2,800 lbs. per yard. Round up to the nearest foot in the length and width boxes, and the same thing just use inches in the depth box to instantly get a result […]

Tempered Glass | Building Codes (when to use it)

Tempered glass is made to reduce the chances of injury or death. According to the 2012 International Residential Code, it is required at these hazardous locations. Any door. Anything within 2′ of a door on the hinge side. Anywhere within 5′ of a hot tub, swimming pool, spa, sauna, shower, or bathtub. Any walkway around […]

Flooring Calculator | Hardwood – Tile – Plywood – Carpet

Calculate how much flooring it will take with easy to use tool. Select hardwood, tile, plywood or carpet. Then enter a width and length for the room in feet. [CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”78″] Room Shape The shape of any room is rarely rectangular. It most often consist of multiple rectangles and more and more often, other shapes […]

Siding Calculator | Material Estimator

[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”76″] Calculate how many pieces of siding it will take to cover a wall or gable with this simple tool. Easy to use radio buttons and number fields. Siding Calculator Select the coverage and the length of the boards. These choices are for the most common sized siding available. For a custom application, just […]

Joist span calculator | Floor – Ceiling

[CP_CALCULATED_FIELDS id=”75″] Calculate the span for floor and ceiling joist with this free and simple online calculator. The resulting spans are less than the 2012 IRC codes but they are to our standards at Scott’s Framing. The spans for joists according to the code is far more than we find acceptable. We have engineered this calculator […]