There is a telepost in the basement which my husband installed forty years ago to support a heatilator fireplace.
The fire place and all framing has now been removed so there is no longer a load to bear.
I am replacing flooring down in the basement and would like to have the telepost removed.
Can I ask the contractor to remove it? The fireplace was removed a year ago.
Shame I live no where near you or I would take a look.
You should really have an experiance contractor or an engineer take a look.
However, if your remember exactly that nothing was removed by your husband befor he installed the telepost. It should be okay.
Any contractor who is a decent person in your area should drop by to look for you.
If the addition of the post was recommended by a structural engineer, before removing the post, I would suggest that you confirm it's removal with the engineer. Besides the heatilator that it was supporting, it very well might have been added as a result of additional support being required any way.
Hope this is helpful.
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