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Load Bearing Walls

The walls of your home do more than separate spaces and keep the elements out, in other words, there’s more to them than meets the eye. Certain walls serve the essential function of keeping your home standing by providing extra support. These all-important walls are known as load-bearing walls.

Load Bearing Walls

You might think that removing a wall is a DIY project, but accidentally removing a load-bearing wall can cause significant structural damage to your home and make it unsafe. Before removing any wall, figure out if it is load-bearing, and if so, leave it alone and call the professionals at Heather’s Kitchen, Baths & More for help. 

How can you tell if a wall is load bearing? 

Exterior walls around the outside perimeter of your home are usually load-bearing. As are stacked walls in a multi-story home. Inside walls that are located directly on top of one another are usually load-bearing too.. If each interior wall is the same distance away from the exterior wall, they are probably load-bearing too.

Walls with a beam, column or jack posts directly underneath them are also probably load-bearing. And if you have access to blue prints for your home, the walls marked with an “S” are load bearing. 

The bottom line is you should consult a professional when dealing with load bearing walls. Heather’s Kitchen, Baths & More would be happy to consult with you and handle all aspects of identifying and removing load bearing walls for you. Contact us today!

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