Posts Tagged 'load-bearing'

How can I tell if a wall is a load bearing?

We are looking at buying a house that needs a little help in the kitchen. I would like to be able to create a pass through & counter from the kitchen to the dining room which would require knocking out the top half of an interior wall. The wall now has cabinets attached to it and is a partial wall which stops at the doorway from the kitchen to the dining room. Wanted to know if there was a clear way to tell if part of a wall can be taken out when we go back to look at the house. Many thanks!!!

How much to remove a load-bearing wall?

I am looking at removing approximately 10 feet of a load-bearing wall to support the house correctly. I know there are many factors, but is this possible? Here's what I think we need to do: remove existing wall, support the frame properly, build an arch way, move existing electricity and cable, replace approxiamtely 6" by 10" feet of hardwood and finish.

How to Tell if Part of a Wall Can be Removed

I would like to expand my kitchen in Danville, IL, and in order to do this I need to remove half of the wall. How do I find out if it's load bearing?

How do I know a wall is load-bearing?

I would like to expand kitchen and in order to i need to remove 1/2 wall how do I find out if the wall is load bearing or what there is about 3 ft wall at 1 end and 1ft at other then space open in between the back form that area was an add on before i moved in.

Do I need to add support to my existing floor/roof in order to add a dormered area?

We purchased a home in the Boston area that was built in the late 1800's and probably remodeled around 1940. We would like to dormer out the 3rd floor attic to make the bedrooms "legal" as far as cieling height, etc. What do I need to do to ensure that the current floors/roof area are strong enough to support my addition?

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