A floor truss is a component of a structure that helps reduce any need for interior bearing and also provides space for HVAC, electrical or plumbing systems inside floor panels. They also reduce the amount of bounce that can occur in normal framed floor joist systems. These floor trusses can create large open spaces and can be quite large. They are easier and faster to install then normal floor joists because they’ve manufactured in controlled environments. There’s less of a chance of shrinking, twisting or warping of the lumber.
A professional home contractor will enjoy a simple and cost-saving alternative with this type of system. Most often during construction, house plans are sent by a building to the floor truss manufacturer. The designer will decide what types of loads need to be supported within the structure. Then they must decide how many trusses are needed and where they will be located. The manufacturer then builds these trusses, numbers them according for proper installation and ships them to the jobsite.
Ultimately, floor truss systems help create an easier sub-floor installation. Also the open web design helps utilities to be run through the floor system without holes or drilling. This reduces the amount of time that contractors spend on site, speeds up the construction process and saves money.