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Beam Installation Toronto & Ontario

Earth Stick & Stone offer expert beam installation and replacement services in Toronto, Vaughan, Newmarket, Barrie, Richmondhill, Oshawa, Oakville, Windsor, Peterborough, Ottawa and in over 50 other cities. When it comes to beam installations we do not do guess works. Beams need to be sized by professionals.

We have structural engineers on our team who measure and recommend the right beam size as required by city code. Beams are usually the top element of an opening. We therefore take our time to get the rough-in measurement right. The beam of your building is the structural element that is capable of withstanding load primarily by resisting against bending. The bending force induced into the material of the beam as a result of the external loads, own weight, span and external reactions to these loads is refereed to as its bending moment.The common mistakes that less experienced carpenters make is to cut the beam the same as the rough opening. At a bare minimum we ensure the beam is three inches longer. Beams over six feet usually must be six inches longer than the rough opening width.
There are several classifications of beams that Earth Stick & Stone are experienced in installing or replacing in a newly built or old property.

  • Simply supported – a beam supported on the ends which are free to rotate and have no moment resistance.
  • Fixed – a beam supported on both ends and restrained from rotation.
  • Over hanging – a simple beam extending beyond its support on one end.
  • Double overhanging – a simple beam with both ends extending beyond its supports on both ends.
  • Continuous – a beam extending over more than two supports.
  • Cantilever – a projecting beam fixed only at one end.
  • Trussed – a beam strengthened by adding a cable or rod to form a truss.
  • Based on geometry: Straight beam – Beam with straight profile
  • Curved beam – Beam with curved profile
  • Tapered beam – Beam with tapered cross section Based on the shape of cross section. Some examples are I-beam, T-beam and C-beam.

Expert Beam Replacement Toronto & Ontario

Internally, beams experience sveral compressed levels of stress as a result of the loads applied to them. Under intense gravity and inertia, the original length of the beam is always reduced to enclose a smaller radius arc at the top of the beam, resulting in compression. The same original beam length at the bottom of the beam is then stretched to enclose a larger radius arc so is under tension. This way the beam is under neither compression nor tension. Now with regards to support, the beam is exposed to a lot of stress. There are some reinforced concrete beams in which the concrete is entirely in compression with tensile forces taken by steel tendons. These beams are known as prestressed concrete beams, and are fabricated to produce a compression more than the expected tension under loading conditions. Our team of expert beam installers take all this into consideration and install the right beam for your property.. Contact Earth Stick & Stone and receive a free no obligation in-home estimate on beam installation services in Toronto and across Ontario. We are fast and precise with all projects. We come highly recommended in Toronto, Brampton, Vaughan, Halton hills and across several cities in Ontario. We also offer 100% guaranteed services. Until your project is completed to satisfaction, our work is not done.

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