Raised footing out of basement floor

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Posted by: from Edmonton
3/27/2016 at 4:49:42 PM

Am I able to cut out the raised footing, bottom plate and 2X6's between two posts in order to level out the concrete of the basement floors and install a door for a new bedroom? The 4X6 posts would not be disturbed.

Raised footing out of basement floor
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Date/Time3/28/2016 at 3:41:18 PM

Hi Brandon,

This is a fairly simple job but you are messing with the structure of the home. You would be well advice to ask a Professional Structural Engineer to come and give you a framing detail. He will charge about $500. This may save you a lot of head aches in the future.

Good luck with your project.

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Matthew from Matt of All Trades in Kitchener
Date/Time3/28/2016 at 10:08:45 PM


You should be able to chip it out or cut it.

You probably are aware this is the footing for a load bearing wall. May want to ensure the structure is sound above with a header if you are removing studs to fit the door.


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