Load Bearing Wall

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Posted by: from Newmarket
10/18/2011 at 5:28:32 PM

Just wondering how one can tell if an inside wall is a load bearing wall.

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Date/Time10/19/2011 at 8:47:15 AM

See if anything is resting on top of the wall in the attic.

If you're in doubt, get a pro to look at it.

You don't want risk on this one.



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Dave from 360renos in Navan
Date/Time10/20/2011 at 7:05:39 AM

Morning Brett,

The numerous ways you can have a home structure built is pretty daunting -

is there a multi ply post in the wall carrying a point load down to foundation?

Is the wall carrying a header?

Are the ceiling joists running over the wall? If the wall is removed this could cause the joists to be over spanned.

Is there a wall on top and under the wall you want to remove?

Are there joists overlapped on top of the wall?

So numerous ways to check.

I would have an architect or engineer come in to review.

An option is a new header to carry the load and then they can properly spec for you a header and posts to carry the load.



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