Who do I contact about Fixing/Replacing a Living Room Ceiling Beam?

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Posted by: from Calgary
5/6/2019 at 7:00:41 PM

There has been water damage to the top plate where the beam sits (very rotten) causing the beam to drop about an inch over 5 years or so. The roof does not leak anymore and had been repaired, but who do i call for something structural like this?

Who do I contact about Fixing/Replacing a Living Room Ceiling Beam?
Who do I contact about Fixing/Replacing a Living Room Ceiling Beam?
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Date/Time5/7/2019 at 6:17:37 AM

Hi Christopher,

I would call a local structural engineer to give you a stamped drawing and recommendation of appropriate action to fix this.

From there you could call a carpenter or GC.

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Date/Time5/7/2019 at 8:05:46 AM

Hi Christopher

Yes, I would agree with Scott. Get in touch

With a local Engineering firm to make a recommendation. You're Municipal office should have a list of firms in you're area.

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Date/Time5/7/2019 at 8:09:56 AM

You need an experianced general contractor. Whom has built additions and fully renovated homes. As my company is. Sorry, but i live in the Niagara Region.

But list the contract specificaly for contracting firms with experiance with this specific type of demo and rebuild.

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Date/Time5/7/2019 at 9:43:39 AM

I agree with Jame's comment. The goal is to get the beam, plates, and post back to it's original design condition - not do a redesign. An engineer is likely less qualified to evaluate the condition the existing condition than a good contractor - and will charge a significant fee just to look. Find 2-3 good contractors and you will get a better evaluation, plus you'll have sourced your service provider to complete the work.

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