How much would it cost to remove load bearing wall?

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Posted by: from Stoney Creek
4/5/2021 at 11:06:12 PM

Hi there, how much would it cost me to remove load bearing wall approximately 23' to 24' there one electrical switch and also there one water pipe going to washroom upstairs in the way. It's two story house on the main floor? Also if this helps there's a beam in the basement running the same way as the load bearing wall to each other. Thanks

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Clinton from Baychoo Contracting in Hamilton
Date/Time4/6/2021 at 3:54:27 AM

Good morning Alex, there are a few ways to go about this the first way is have you supply all of the necessary materials and then we would come in with my electrician and plumber. To do the disconnecting of the electrical and plumbing and and complete and complete the scope of work as per the engineered drawings. $5,000

The other option is me get the drawings for the building, with having us come in with my tram and trades your looking at around $12,500

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Date/Time4/6/2021 at 8:38:22 AM

You can't fully remove a load bearing wall especially if it's 23' without replacing it with a fair sized engineered beam. This is more difficult to do than you think. You would need to build temporary supports on both sides of the wall in order to remove it and then would have to add blocking in the floor and ceiling at all point loads. You're looking at about 25-30K from stat to finish

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Zlatimir from Monev & Company in Mississauga
Date/Time4/6/2021 at 8:55:10 AM


I can't really answer the questions you have with out coming to asses the situation. There are too many variables, like do you have permits for this work that need to be done , do you have an engineer that is going to approve the beam you need to put in or is that something that you would need me to provide. I hope this was helpful and if you have any further questions or concerns feel free to contact me.

Thank you.

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Date/Time4/6/2021 at 9:53:35 AM

Hi, your job needs to be done by a structural engineer. Professional engineer needs to come and see existing situation (joists, beams) and based on the location calculate a proper beam and posts to carry loads.

You need stamped drawings and get permit from city.

The job has two parts, Engineering and Construction.

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Date/Time4/6/2021 at 11:19:57 AM

AS one of the other colleagues said, there is two steps required for this job. First, assessment of and structural engineer to evaluate the situation, ran some calculations and get the size & type of the beams required. Second is the construction part.

This job will cost you $15-$20K approx

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