One of the most common kinds of interior remodels is removing one or more load bearing walls to create more open space. While it is no small task to take down a load bearing wall, it gives your home a more open layout and makes it feel bigger and more free inside.
Load bearing walls play an important structural role in your building – they not only support the weight above them, but they can also carry some of the seismic loads to protect you in the event of an earthquake. That is why it’s extra important to have correct load bearing wall removal plans from a licensed engineer such as the ones at Design Everest.
While sometimes a load bearing wall can be identified based on its location, it often takes a licensed engineer to determine if the wall is truly 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 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 city’s building department. The accidental demolition of a load bearing wall without consulting a licensed engineer can cause a lot of damage, not the least of which is the safety and integrity of your family’s home.
Load Bearing Wall Removal Calculations
Design Everest can not only help you evaluate your wall(s) to determine if they are load bearing, but can also prepare a full set of plans and engineering calculations required for successful building permit approval and construction. Our experience with load bearing wall removals throughout the State allow us to quickly and correctly prepare the full design and engineering package so you can quickly start construction while knowing that your home will be structurally sound and safe after the wall removal.
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“As part of a remodeling project in our home in the east bay, I had pleasure to work with their engineer. I found him very detailed oriented and extremely responsive. In no time he could understand complex structure of the home and came up with the engineering design of the remodel. The city approved his design in no time. Will definitely recommend him!”- Peyush A.
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