knocking down a load bearing wall....

macsheckellsJune 25, 2012
is it possible to DIY?!
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momof5x
I heard you need the experts for that as they have to uphold them and then add columns at least to support them but the experts on here can tell you for sure.
    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 1:49PM
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Shannon Ggem ASID
Please do not knock down a load bearing wall. The consequence could be that your home will fall down. Literally. Check out professionals on this site, find a contractor in your metro area and consult.
    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 2:41PM
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S. Thomas Kutch
Macs.... the mere fact that you ask the question tells me you need to hire professionals to do this. This is one of those projects that you don't want learn by trial and error. Shannon is spot on, you could literally have your house falling down around your heads ...... or worse, on your heads. Unless you have a thorough understanding of the structural mechanics of calculating the loads, transfers, columns and connections to go along with the framing means and methods of taking out a load bearing wall........you need to leave this project to the professionals who do.
    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 3:16PM
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mmonika
Before you do anything, anything at all, you should consult with a structural engineer to come into your house and review your current structure and your plans. They will provide you with your next steps in regards to what needs to be done. As the last comment stated, unless you understand structure and construction, it is best to let the professionals handle this. It will give you peace of mind and a safe house for years to come. Leave the DIY work for something less critical to your home.
    Bookmark   June 25, 2012 at 3:28PM
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