Repair / replacement of basement beam

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Posted by: from Brantford
4/11/2017 at 11:16:53 PM

Hey experts,

I have a 100-yr home that has a basement beam that has deteriorated quite a bit (refer pictures). I was hoping to get an idea on how much work is needed, best course of action and how much this may cost.



Repair / replacement of basement beam
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Date/Time4/12/2017 at 11:20:18 AM

Just with looking at it from the pictures, I would suggest bringing in someone that is Licensed and knows about Structural Engineering and load bearing points, to get this done right.

Good luck.

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Mo in Brantford
Date/Time4/12/2017 at 3:38:21 PM

I was thinking a lot lower cost considering this should just be a repair job and material costs should be relatively low. How do you get to 20k?

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Date/Time4/12/2017 at 8:18:36 PM

It's a fairy simple process for any good FRAMER.You support both sides of existing beam with 2" 4" wall with a stud under every floor hoist all along the beam about 2'away. Remember to carry in the new beam first!! And place it on the floor right below the existing beam. You remove the old and install the new. Now a days we use laminated wood beams or you could install steel if you a professional first.


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Date/Time4/12/2017 at 10:18:43 PM

We need to know how long is that beam is? How big are the areas on top of the beam (how much loads comes on it). It's not very complicated job and you can replace the beam with LVL beams. The very rough idea as there is not enough information to give you a closer figures would be $5000 - $10000.

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Date/Time4/13/2017 at 4:28:17 PM

We are currently doing a basement with similar damage. structural 2x8 wall 12" on centre. Joist hangers on top and bottom, anchor bolts 12" on centre and 3 structural screws to top joist. If leaking may have to excavate exterior and waterproof also, depending on damage [hard to judge off pictures/

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