**What is an LVL Beam Span Calculator?**

An LVL beam span calculator is a tool used to estimate the maximum safe span (distance) that Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams or joists can cover while supporting a specified load.

It’s essential to ensure that LVL beams are appropriately sized to prevent structural failures.

**Why Use an LVL Beam Span Calculator?**

**Safety**: Ensures that LVL beams are designed to meet safety standards and carry intended loads without sagging or failing.**Code Compliance**: Helps builders and engineers comply with building codes and regulations, which often specify maximum spans for structural members.**Efficiency**: Optimizes material usage and construction costs by selecting the right beam size for a given span and load.

## LVL Beam Span Calculator

Enter the required information below to estimate the maximum safe span for LVL beams:

**Maximum Safe Span:** feet

**How to Use the LVL Beam Span Calculator:**

**Gather Information**: Know the LVL beam's width, depth, and the load it needs to support.**Input Data**: Enter these values into the calculator fields.**Calculate**: Click the "Calculate" button to run the calculation.**Review Maximum Safe Span**: The estimated maximum safe span for the LVL beam will be displayed on the page.

**Example Calculation:**

Let's assume you have an LVL beam with a width of 5 inches, a depth of 12 inches, and it needs to support a uniform load of 1,000 pounds per square foot.

Input these values into the calculator:

- LVL Beam Width: 5 inches
- LVL Beam Depth: 12 inches
- Uniform Load: 1,000 pounds per square foot

Upon clicking "Calculate," the calculator would display the estimated maximum safe span based on a simplified calculation:

- Maximum Safe Span: 3.60 feet (This is a simplistic example and not based on actual engineering calculations. Accurate calculations require specialized engineering software or consultation with a structural engineer.)

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