What does lvl stand for in construction

What does LVL stand for?

Laminated veneer lumber

What is stronger LVL or LSL?

LSL is typically less expensive than other engineered wood beams. Due its high allowable shear strength, LSL beams have capacity for larger penetrations than other engineered wood beam options. While not as strong as LVL or PSL beams, LSL is generally cheaper and are ideal for short spans.

What does LVL 15 mean?

Laminated Veneer Lumber

Do termites eat LVL?

Some of the most common mass timber structural elements used in buildings are glue-laminated beams (glulam), laminated veneer lumber ( LVL ) and cross laminated timber (CLT). However, wood is a natural material which is susceptible to decay and termite attack.

How much does an LVL cost?

240 x 45 H2 LVL (Variable Lengths) $15.00/m.

What does LVL mean in text?

LVL means ” Level “.

How far can a 9 1 2 LVL span?

How far can a 2×10 beam span without support? When supporting joists that span 12 feet with no overhang beyond the beam, a double ply beam can span in feet a value equal to its depth in inches. A double 2×12 beam can span 12 feet; a (2) 2×10 can span 10 feet and so on.

How much weight can an LVL beam hold?

How much weight can a LVL beam hold? Note: a single 2×6 will support 347 pounds per lineal foot of beam. Therefore, a double 2×6 carries 2 x 347 = 694 pounds per lineal foot.

What is the strongest engineered wood beam?

Power Beam

Is LVL termite proof?

Being manufactured products, Wesbeam’s LVL and e-joists can be readily treated to resist termite attack.

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What size do LVL beams come in?

LVL can also be manufactured in thicknesses from 19 mm (3/4 in) to 178 mm (7 in). Commonly used LVL beam depths are 241 mm (9-1/2 in), 302 mm (11-7/8 in), 356 mm (14 in), 406 mm (16 in), 476 mm (18-3/4 in) and 606 mm (23-7/8 in). Other widths and depths might also be available from specific manufacturers.

What is LVL timber used for?

Laminated Veneer Lumber ( LVL ) is a high-strength engineered wood product used primarily for structural applications. It is comparable in strength to solid timber , concrete and steel and is manufactured by bonding together rotary peeled or sliced thin wood veneers under heat and pressure.

Can an LVL get wet?

LVL is intended for use in covered, dry conditions only. Do not install wet or visually damaged product. Microllam® LVL should only be used in dry (interior use) applications and should not be pressure treated.

Can LVL be used externally?

LVL is not suitable for the pressure treatment process due to material density and glue lines. Also some wood species used in Microllam® LVL production may not be appropriate to absorb the chemicals used in treatment. The best choice for exterior use is our treated Parallam® Plus PSL.

Is CLT termite resistant?

Cross laminated timber ( CLT ) is a relatively recent addition to the North American timber construction market. However, no termite susceptibility experiments have been published for the product and no standards exist for testing of the CLT and other mass timber products against termites .