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Create an Open Floor Plan by Removing a Load Bearing Wall

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on May 15, 2018 7:52:00 AM

 “Can we take out a wall between the kitchen and the living room?”

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Topics: Load Bearing Wall, Structural Failure, Structural Design

Removing a Fireplace For an Awesome Open Plan Design

Posted by Travis White on Dec 27, 2017 11:55:32 AM

 LEVEL Engineering recently performed the structural engineering and design for this modern open plan design. They wanted to achieve a modern look, but needed to remove the fireplace that was suporting the entire roof. The finished product turned out to be amazing! You can see a few before pictures below as well as click here to go on a virtual tour of the finished house.

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Topics: Load Bearing Wall, Renovations, Remodel, Design

How To Remove A Load Bearing Wall

Posted by Scott Zurn, P.E. on Nov 29, 2017 12:09:18 PM

Whether it's to open up your house, clear the way for an awesome view, or just get rid of an ugly structure, you want to remove some walls in your house. But, what do you need to look out for before you start ripping them out?

A fantastic customer of ours recently encountered some issues prior to calling us. Watch the video below to see what happend and how to avoid this issue.

 

 

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Topics: Structural Engineer, Load Bearing Wall, Structural Failure

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