Floor cantilevers for the top floor of a two- or three-story building or the first floor of a one-story building shall not exceed 24 inches (610 mm).
How Far Can You Cantilever a Second Floor?
When it comes to cantilevering a second floor, how far you can safely go depends on several factors. First, it is important to take into consideration the weight of the structure that will be cantilevered. Second, the type of materials used in the cantilever, such as steel or concrete, will also influence the maximum distance that can be achieved. Lastly, the design of the floor itself will also affect how far you can cantilever.
The weight of the structure is an important factor in determining the maximum distance that can be achieved with a cantilever. Generally speaking, the heavier the cantilevered structure, the shorter the distance that can be achieved. This is due to the fact that the heavier the structure, the more likely it is to fail due to the increased pressure on the supports. For this reason, it is important to take into account the weight of the structure when designing a cantilever.
In addition to the weight of the structure, the type of materials used in the cantilever will also affect the maximum distance that can be achieved. Steel, for example, is a stronger material than wood and can therefore be used to achieve longer distances. On the other hand, concrete is a much heavier material