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spdml691
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load bearing wall

Post by spdml691 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:32 pm

should I get a permit and a structural engineer before removing a load bearing wall


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Re: load bearing wall

Post by A. Spruce » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:31 pm

Yes and yes!

Municipalities and insurers are becoming increasingly demanding when it comes to code and permits, and it can cost you big bucks to work without them.

To get permits, you will need plans, and they will need load calculations of the structural alterations, which is where the engineer comes in.
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Re: load bearing wall

Post by Shannon » Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:07 am

Yup ,I agree for sure.
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