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Residential Design & Engineering Services Load Bearing Wall Removal in San Rafael, California

One of the most common kinds of home interior remodels is removing one or more load-bearing walls to create a more open space. While it is no small task to take down a load-bearing wall,Taking down a load-bearing wall can leave you with plenty to worry about - temporary shoring, permanent structural supports, electrical wires, mechanical ducts, plumbing, asbestos, and lead paint just to name a few. Permits and inspections during construction can overwhelm.

While sometimes a load-bearing wall can be identified based on its location, it often takes a licensed engineer in San Rafael to determine if the wall is load-bearing or not and if it is, how to safely remove it while still keeping your house structurally sound and safe for an earthquake. A local San Rafael structural engineer can make the determination from either an onsite evaluation or by looking at your home’s original blueprints that may be on record with your San Rafael city’s building department. The accidental demolition of a load-bearing wall without consulting a licensed structural engineer can cause a lot of damage, not the least of which is the safety and integrity of your family’s home.For more information about the building department of the city visit

Load Bearing Wall Removal in San Rafael, California

Most cities will require a building permit for load-bearing wall removal. If any plumbing or electrical wires are in your load-bearing wall, you will usually need separate permits for those as well. If you are not sure what your city requires, visit their website or call the planning or building department to make sure.Our experienced & licensed San Rafael structural engineers are here to help with high-quality engineering plans that preserve stability throughout all phases of a project. With our fully licensed and insured team of structural engineers and Architects in San Rafael,California, we have the experience you need to get your projects involving the load-bearing walls completed on time and under budget.

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Load Bearing Wall Removal Calculations

We can refer you to reputable skilled contractors, our licensed San Rafael, Structural Engineers that are experienced in executing the more complex remodeling that involves the removal of load-bearing walls. Architects choose us for these more complicated projects due to our competitive pricing, high-quality work, and optimized permit approval process.

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Why choose Design Everest?
  • Highly experienced & value engineering

    We are a true one-stop engineering shop with expertise in a wide range of specializations in providing load-bearing wall Removal Design & Engineering in San Rafael, California as listed above. Our experienced engineers design efficient structures and are always looking for value engineering solutions so that customers pay less in construction, materials costs, etc.

  • Responsiveness and quick turnaround

    Unlike other firms, we leverage technology, and make every effort to get high-quality plans delivered in weeks -- not months. Hey, who said construction has to be painful?

  • Ability to take on a project
    anytime

    Our proprietary data system ‘The Design Hub’ allows us to efficiently forecast and optimize our resources. This means we can take on a project of any size at any time while maintaining quality and schedule.

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