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Re: Residential garage floor live load

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Do not forget the lateral wall load of 6000 lb at 18 inches above floor (ASCE 7-05 4.4.3 Vehicle Barrier System). This 6000 lb impact load is for vehicles traveling less than 5 mph. Slightly higher speeds, the load remains about the same because of increased crushing resulting in more energy absorption.

The 18 inches is because curbs are too easy to jump.

David Merrick, SE
Sacramento, Ca

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