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Cost to remove load bearing wall?

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Posted by: from Oakville
5/13/2015 at 6:58:29 AM

Need to have a 16ft cinder block wall removed - 8 ft high and have a W220x58 I beam put in to support the second floor. Footings are there.

So 2ea 3-1/2 posts $200 a W200x58 beam $580 given this is the cost of the product what can I expect the cost of removal, disposal and installation of this beam.

Looking for a ball park at this time - is a $4000 job or a 15,000 job?

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Date/Time5/13/2015 at 10:16:50 AM

It will cost about $10-12000 to do this job, with haul away.

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Date/Time5/13/2015 at 11:18:32 AM

Would be about $7000.

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Date/Time5/13/2015 at 7:05:26 PM

I am in BC, but I do not give out ball parks, unprofessional.

Stalbot

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Brian from Cedarland Inc. in Burlington
Date/Time5/18/2015 at 1:49:01 PM

Hi Mark,

If all you are doing is opening up the wall you would normally be looking about about 7,000-10,000 for a job of this scope; however, it is always best to have a company come in and look at your project. This will narrow down the price and give you a fair and accurate estimate.

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Date/Time5/24/2015 at 12:03:14 PM

First you need a structural engineer for the plans and beam size, because you have the wrong size beam. Assuming you meant W20 instead of W200 or 220, a W20 is 20 inchs tall which is way overkill and not $580. Most beams I have put in are W8 and W10 on spans of over 20 feet.

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Date/Time2/18/2016 at 11:04:44 PM

I did job like that before for for $ 12 k include bean and engineer and all permits.

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