**What is an LVL Span Calculator?**

An LVL span calculator is a tool used to determine the maximum allowable span or distance that Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams or joists can safely cover while supporting a load in a construction project.

It helps ensure that the LVL components can support the intended loads without sagging or failing.

**Why Use an LVL Span Calculator?**

**Safety**: Ensures that LVL beams or joists are sized correctly to prevent structural failures and ensure safety.**Code Compliance**: Helps ensure compliance with building codes and regulations that specify maximum spans for structural members.**Cost Efficiency**: Optimizes material usage by using the right size LVL components, reducing construction costs.

# LVL Span Calculator

Enter the required information below to calculate the maximum safe span for LVL beams or joists:

**Maximum Safe Span:** feet

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

**Gather Information**: You'll need information such as the LVL beam width, depth, and the uniform load that the beam will support.**Input Data**: Enter these values into the calculator fields.**Calculate**: Click the "Calculate" button, and the calculator will compute the maximum safe span based on the input values.**Review Maximum Safe Span**: The calculated 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 maximum safe span:

- Maximum Safe Span: 50.00 feet (This is a simplistic example and not based on engineering calculations. Actual calculations should consider various factors and engineering standards.)

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