I've just put an offer in on a house, and the posts may need to be replaced, I was just concerned about price. Could I get a quote?
For work such as you are describing, the cost will depend upon the scope of work that is involved which would be detailed by a structural engineer and permits would be required. In addition, if there is an issue with the existing posts settling, it is likely that floor levelling would be requred. In removing existing basement structural posts which are currently supporting a structural beam, temporary structural support must be erected on each side of the beam to remove the weight off the beam so the posts can be removed. Before the new posts can be installed, new footings would likely be required as well. However, depending upon the type of beam, it may be possible to simply install new posts (again, a structural engineer would have to review and confirm) on new footings without the temporary structural support. Due to the nature of this type of work, it is best to visit the site to assess the project so that a more realistic estimate can be provided. If you can get one more visit to the house, I would suggest to bring along a structural engineer or a local contractor that has experience and knowledge in this type of work. Sorry, I could not be more helpfull in terms of costs.
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