Load Bearing Wall Removal
If you are thinking about removing a wall in your property, then Sherhill Construction is here to help you do it correctly. Not only are we experts at determining whether a wall is a load-bearing structure, but we are also able to assist you in getting the proper permits to make changes to your home. We invite you to give us a call at (437) 500-3700 to learn more about our services.
Professional Load Bearing Wall Removal
The idea of doing a home remodel is always exciting, and the idea of opening a room provides endless possibilities, but just one question always gets in the way. Is that a load-bearing wall?
When you hire Sherhill Construction, we will be able to tell you everything you need to know about moving your load-bearing wall––and we can help you do it safely. As specialists, we will take all the steps necessary to safely move your load-bearing wall, whatever your project may be.
Calculating the Cost to Remove a Load Bearing Wall
Would your home be a more inviting place to entertain guests if it didn’t have pesky walls blocking off what could be an exceptional open floor plan? If so, we caution you against taking on this work yourself. In cases where the structural integrity of your home depends on the solidity of load-bearing walls, it pays to have the guidance and know-how of an experienced professional.
So, how do we calculate the cost of removing a load-bearing wall? First, we sit down with you to examine your goals and get to know the unique specs of your existing infrastructure in better depth. Once we understand the project, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive estimate that covers all the bases.
In doing so, you’ll never have to worry about being confronted by hidden charges or extra fees. Our goal is to make our estimates as transparent as possible to make budgeting for the success of your renovation easier for you.
Get started making your home a dream space where you love to spend time. Call our experts to book a consultation that poses no financial risk or obligation to you.
What to Know Before Knocking Down a Wall
A sturdy home is engineered on the premise that some walls will bear weight in order to maintain the structural integrity of the building. While not all walls are designed to perform this function, the ones that play a significant role in keeping you safe and secure are the load-bearing walls you should never attempt to remove on your own.
We caution against taking this on as a do-it-yourself project because, without the load-bearing capacity of a single wall, your home could be at risk of:
- Ceilings that drop down and sag, with the possibility of collapse
- Doors and windows that cease to open and close properly because of framing that has shifted in the absence of the load-bearing wall
- Cracked plaster, drywall, and cracks in other types of wall-finishing material
- Electrical issues
- Damaged plumbing
- And more!
As you can see, avoidable and extremely costly tragedies like these can sneak up on you if you accidentally remove the wrong wall. For this reason, we advise you to work with certified professionals with a solid track record for delivering exceptional value and long-lasting results.
That’s where our dedicated bearing-wall removal crews shine. Get in touch to discuss the details of your plans at no risk.
How to Prepare for Supporting Wall Removal
When you work with the industry-leading experts on our team, you can rest assured we will take every measure necessary to make your experience with us positive and a complete success from beginning to end.
How do we prepare for supporting wall removal? We’re glad you asked. Typically, our process goes as follows:
- Ensure all necessary permits are in place (electrical if moving electrical components, HVAC and plumbing if moving pipes and ductwork, and construction permits where required)
- Shut off power
- Shut off the water (if the wall includes piping for plumbing or heating)
- Removal of all baseboards and wall coverings like light switch panels and an electrical outlet covering plates
- Removal of drywall
- Remove electrical cables from wall
- Ensure bracing materials are ready and on site
- Ensure load-bearing replacements are the correct size, and on-site, ready to be installed
- Ensure safety preparations are in place
Our preparation process varies slightly depending on the scope of our work. Booking a no-obligation consultation with us is the best way to get the full details of what to expect when we are working in your home.
Replacing a Load Bearing Wall: What Are Your Replacement Options?
If you know you want that wall gone, but you’re unsure how to make it happen, that’s ok. You’re not alone. Most people are not trained structural engineers and don’t spend much time thinking about what holds up their house. Luckily, we’ve worked diligently to make this our area of expertise, and we’re more than happy to explain your replacement options at length.
First, a popular option is to install a steel beam in the place of a load-bearing wall. While this beam can be made from steel or LVL wood-beam material, it must be engineered to fit the space precisely and support the weight properly. In addition to this, you can choose to showcase the beam or hide it, which will make it impossible for new guests to guess a wall had existed there in the first place.
Your second option is to support the weight with load-bearing columns. Choose from a wide variety of luxury styles and finishes to suit your preferences. Call us to start a consultation process that poses no risk or obligation on your behalf.
Considerations for Knocking Down a Wall with Plumbing or Electrical Elements Inside
It’s important to know what’s inside your wall before tearing down drywall and removing beams begins. In cases where electrical boxes and connections are present, you may be required to work with licensed electricians, plumbers, or HVAC specialists to remove and relocate wiring, gas lines, plumbing, sewage pipes, and heating and cooling ductwork.
We streamline your project and coordinate all subcontracted professionals to keep your remodel running smoothly when you select our qualified contractors.
Before knocking down a wall with plumbing, electrical, or heating elements inside, we consider:
- Budget, including additional expenses to pay contractors to move water pipes and other vital internal systems.
- Subcontractor scheduling
Allow us to take the stress and guesswork out of your next home renovation initiative. Simply dial our number to arrange to meet with us for a risk-free consultation.
Our Experts Can Help Open a Staircase Load-Bearing Wall
Do you want to open a staircase load-bearing wall, taking it from bland to grand? If so, we’re the seasoned pros that make it happen. While it’s not an easy feat, our qualified crews work meticulously to bring your goals to life in a timely and professional manner with meticulous craftsmanship on full display.
Don’t let a wall stop you from achieving the home layout of your dreams. Call our contractors today to discuss affordable ways to turn your wishes into reality.
Knowledgeable and Experienced Load Bearing Wall Staff
When dealing with a project with such severe implications as moving the supporting weight of the structure of your home, you will need the helping hand of an expert team. Safely removing a load-bearing wall requires a team with many years of experience and the knowledge to replace that weight in several different ways.
Don’t risk hiring a team who doesn’t know what they are doing – contact Sherhill Construction today.
Load Bearing Wall Removal for any Room Expansion Project
As you begin your remodeling project, our load-bearing wall removal services will be a significant convenience at the outset of your project. Ensuring that our expert team safely removes your load-bearing wall and replaces the weight elsewhere will allow you to focus on the details of your project in more depth.
Contact our team today and ask about load-bearing wall removal and how Sherhill Construction can make your life easier by doing it.
Prioritizing Your Safety
As we’ve mentioned, removing the load-bearing support within your home has the potential to damage the structure of the house. Hiring our team is the only way to guarantee the safe displacement of weight within the home. Our expertise will make quick work of your load-bearing wall removal so you can carry on safely with the rest of your remodeling project.
Open Load Bearing Walls with Ease
A big question we are often asked is, “How much of a load-bearing wall can be removed?”. In truth, our expertise allows us to remove some or all of virtually any wall in your home.
The only pitfall most people run into when they take on this project on their own is discovering what is contained inside the wall. From there, they have to figure out how to remain in compliance with building regulations and safety codes for elements such as:
- Electrical wiring
- Light switches and outlets
- Baseboard heating
- Gas lines
- Water lines
- And more!
To save time, reduce frustration, and costs, we recommend partnering with an affordable professional who can solve these issues quickly. Would you like to know what’s inside a wall in your home? Pick up the phone and dial our number to speak directly to a licensed professional.
How to Know When a Wall Is Load Bearing
Since the structural integrity of your home is at stake, we recommend seeking advice from a structural engineer before starting your project.
That said, here are a few ways to know that your wall is bearing a load, so you can seek out the appropriate professionals to complete the work to your complete satisfaction.
- Look for any load bearing beams that sit above walls
- Check out your joists to see which direction they are running since most weight-bearing walls are perpendicular to basement and attic joists
- Check your attic to see if trusses were used during its construction. If trusses are present, this means your home typically disperses weight outward, and your exterior walls are bearing the majority of the load
If you have followed the tips above but you still have questions, don’t hesitate to phone our licensed professionals.
Can Load Bearing Walls in Kitchens Be Altered?
If you wonder if load bearing walls in kitchens can be moved or taken down, the short answer is yes. Any wall can be replaced by other types of structural support, given you work with a licensed structural engineer.
Once all weight calculations have been completed, our licensed contractors follow the engineer’s scope of work specifications to the letter.
No matter what your building plans entail, our specialists have the training and experience to bring your goals to life. Set up an appointment to sit down and discuss your ideas with us. We’re looking forward to working with you.
Safely Supporting Weight Elsewhere
Load bearing wall removal is a simple enough process when done correctly. Sherhill Construction is the single team to turn to in the local area for the safe and effective removal of your load-bearing wall.
First, we will remove the wall and add temporary wall shoring supports to hold the weight. We then analyze your structure to find the best way to keep the weight without a wall. Finally, we will add braces or purling to your ceiling for extra support once we have settled on our weight dispersal strategy according to the joists and beams. When it comes to the structure – we are always better safe than sorry.
Load-Bearing Wall Removal Contractors Respecting Your Space
Removing a load-bearing wall can cause quite a mess. However, our contractors respect your time and your space and want to give you the best customer experience possible, which means we employ a clean-as-you-go methodology to our work as we remove your wall.
Once we leave, your property will be as clean as it was before we got there. The only trace of us you’ll find will be the mark of our excellent craftsmanship.
Certified Load Bearing Wall Inspections
The first stage in removing a supporting wall will be to have it inspected by a structural engineer. Our in-house team of professionals will be able to quickly assess your wall and determine the structural components required to remove it safely. We will be able to let you know if it will require a load-bearing beam or post to replace it and answer any questions you have about the process.
Things to Consider Before Removing a Wall
- Your budget
- The age of your home
- Your floor finishes
- Pipes or wiring inside the wall
- Permits required
Getting the Permits to Remove Your Load Bearing Wall
As with any structural changes to your home, removing a load-bearing wall will require the proper permits from your local jurisdiction. Fortunately, we can make this process as quick and painless as possible for you. Our certified contractors and engineers are well-established and experienced with the permit process, so you can count on us to get it done properly.
Installing a Load-Bearing Beam
Replacing a load-bearing wall with a beam is the most common way of opening up space in a home without putting its structural integrity at risk. Our team of specialists will calculate the correct dimensions and load capacity needed for your property and then use the best materials and proper techniques to construct it.
Forget Your Load Bearing Wall Was Ever There
Our talent for remodeling and strong attention to detail means that your property will look fantastic when our work is done. We work hard to provide a seamless finish to the area we are working with, which allows you to open up your property without making it look like you just knocked a wall down.
Swift Turnarounds on Your Load Bearing Wall Removal
With many successful jobs under our belts, you can count on us to operate with maximum efficiency during your remodeling project. We have all of the temporary supports and specialized equipment that we need to safely and correctly remove your wall without wasting any time.
Affordable Load Bearing Wall Removal
Although you can expect removing a load-bearing wall to cost more than a non-load bearing one, we still work hard to keep our services affordable. We promise not to include any hidden or surprise fees in our pricing, so you can always feel confident that our services will fit your budget.
Benefits of Working with Structural Wall Removal Professionals
There are many benefits of working with a seasoned structural wall removal technician, but we think the one our clients enjoy the most is the peace of mind knowing their home is in the hands of trustworthy contractors who put their needs first. Additional benefits of partnering with us include:
- Reduced costs
- Realistic projected timelines with a commitment to meeting your deadlines
- Safe and long-lasting solutions that add value to your home
- Value-driven estimates you can trust
- Quick troubleshooting of any challenges
- Speedy removal and installation capabilities
- Up to date licensing and insurance applicable to all work we perform
- Guaranteed finished results
Let’s discuss the unique specifications of your home renovation project. Phone our teams to set up an appointment for a consultation.
We Specialize in Load Bearing Walls and Structural Remodeling
If you've found your dream space, but there are some walls in the way of it being the perfect atmosphere for your taste, you've come to the right place. As specialists in loadbearing walls and structural remodeling, we ensure your home meets your highest standards, no matter what challenges you are facing.
Don't let a pesky wall stand in the way of achieving true beauty, form, and function. When our technicians are finished, you won't even be able to tell a wall existed there in the first place. When you select us as your contractors, we guarantee meticulous work, no matter the complexity.
Reach us today to discuss your remodeling ideas with licensed professionals. We're looking forward to working with you to add value to your property.
Trust Our Pros to Perform Meticulous Load-Bearing Wall Removal Calculations
As some of our region's most experienced professionals, we've been doing load-bearing wall removal calculations for a long time. Getting this right is critically important to your safety and the longevity of your home. Allow us to guarantee your peace of mind.
We don't take it lightly when you entrust us with the math that keeps your home in the best condition possible. Speak to our experts to learn more about how our calculations help you meet local building regulations and keep you safe from preventable hazards. Book a risk-free appointment to consult with our team.
Removing an External Load Bearing Wall
If removing an external load-bearing wall is something you're considering, don't let anyone tell you it can't be done. With the proper tools, training, and techniques, it is always possible to make way for the home design you've always wanted.
We're here to help you bring your vision into reality. Phone or email to schedule a comprehensive consultation so we can learn more about the specifics of your construction plans.
Fit the Cost to Knock Down a Load Bearing Wall into Your Budget
In our experience, every property we encounter is unique in some aspect. For this reason, we feel most comfortable offering estimates after consulting with you. Once we are clear on your plans' details and the specifics of the existing structure, we will provide you with a comprehensive estimate.
Our goal is to keep our estimation process as transparent as possible to avoid any surprises. This reflects our commitment to keeping your remodel on budget and moving forward on schedule.
Reach us to learn more about safe and affordable load-bearing wall removal solutions.
Removing and Supporting a Load Bearing Wall with a Hidden Beam
Part of the magic of completely removing a load-bearing wall is to support the structure with an invisible beam. We engineer these on a case-by-case basis, as no one solution will be the right fit for every home. Allow us to show you examples of some of our most recent work during a risk-free consultation.
Do you have something specific in mind for concealing loadbearing supports? Consult with our pros to explore top-tier options that add value and luxury to your home.
We Are Experienced with Structural Wall Removal
If you are thinking about replacing a load bearing wall in your property, it is not something that should be rushed into. If you don’t want to take any unnecessary risks with the process, it makes sense to hire a company that specializes in supporting wall removal.
Here at Sherhill Construction, we make sure that we take a calculated approach to every job, drawing from our experience in the industry and professional knowledge. We guarantee great results for all of our clients, and we will never knock down a wall before we are certain it will not affect the rest of your structure.
Don’t leave your load bearing wall removal with an unproven company, and, instead, trust it with contractors that have demonstrated their abilities many times before. When you hire us, you benefit from many years of industry knowledge, so you can relax throughout the entire process.
Load Bearing Wall Contractors That Work with Your Concept
We aim to help our clients create their ideal floorplan. Before we make any changes to the layout of your property, we will consult with you to determine your goals for the project and then provide our professional insight. Our contractors will help you understand what is possible and provide you with suggestions that you may not have considered.
When you work with us, you can feel confident that we will help you stay true to your vision without taking any chances with the structure of your building. We are pleased to offer free consultations, so get in touch with us if you are ready to start planning your open concept.
Insured Load Bearing Wall Removal Services
Knocking down a wall in your property is a significant change to the structure of your home and can be a destructive process if not done correctly. Here at Sherhill Construction, we are confident in our ability to remove and replace load bearing walls, but we also want to provide our clients with valuable peace of mind when they hire us.
We back up all of our services with comprehensive insurance coverage, so you can relax when we are on the job. Although we have a consistent history of success with our work, you should be happy to know that if anything unexpected happens that it will be completely covered by our insurance.
Seamless Load Bearing Wall Removal
When you trust us with removing a supporting wall, you will be able to forget it was there in the first place. We work hard to remove all traces of your load bearing wall and make sure the new opening blends with the rest of your property. You can rest assured that our contractors will carefully account for the area they are working with and eliminate all traces of their work before they are finished.
The Best Materials for Your Supporting Beams
Depending on the structure of your building and your aesthetic preferences, you will have several choices to make during the wall removal process. We work with both steel and timber support beans, and we are trained on several different installation methods, so you can always create a design that looks great inside your building.
Nothing Will Be Overlooked with Your Structural Wall Removal
We take a measured approach to every wall removal project. Knocking down a load bearing wall is not like other renovations—it requires permits, planning, and skilled contractors. Part of our obligation as structural contractors is to account for all of the variables along the way and ensure that no stages of the process are skipped.
Accurate Quotes on Load Bearing Wall Removal
If you would like to learn more about the cost of removing a wall on your property, then we would be happy to give you all of the details. Our contractors can assess your property and provide you with a trustworthy estimate of the expected costs. We pride ourselves on our honest approach to our work, so you can use all of the information we provide to make an educated decision about your renovations.
Stay Updated Throughout Your Wall Removal Project
We are a construction company that prioritizes open and transparent communication. If there are any changes that occur with your wall removal project, then we promise to make sure you are the first to know. Our company is polite, professional, and easy to work with, which is part of the reason we have had such a history of satisfaction with our load bearing wall removal.
Structural Repair Services
Some structural jobs are larger than others, but our company can handle any project that you trust them with. If you suspect that there are issues with the structure of your home, we can help you design new foots, posts, or beams that will provide the support you need. We have in-house structural engineers on our staff, so you can rest assured that all of our work will be completed by qualified professionals.
Increase Your Home Value with Load Bearing Wall Removal
Open concept homes and larger rooms are attractive features in the real estate market. If you are looking to create the living space that you have in mind without making a bad investment, then you can feel good about removing a load bearing wall. Our contractors will work tirelessly to design an incredible space that is guaranteed to boost the appeal of your property if you ever decide to sell.
Everything You Need to Know About Load Bearing Wall Removal
As your local load bearing wall specialists, we are always willing to go in-depth and address any uncertainties you have about the process. Before you commit to working with our company, we will gladly meet with you to discuss how we expect your project to go, as well as all of the options available to you.
We want all of our clients to be completely convinced that they are making the right choice when hiring us, which is why we take pride in our honest and upfront approach.
Hire a Professional for Load Bearing Wall Removal
Like any extensive home renovation project, load bearing wall removal should always be done by a professional. If done incorrectly, it can weaken the house's structure which can cause the house to crack and, at worst, cave in. Are you in the market to hire a professional for your next load-bearing wall project? Here are reasons why you should.
Permit Retrieval: Obtaining the permit is a complicated process only a qualified professional can achieve because it requires a comprehensive home inspection. Our crew will complete all the necessary prerequisites to obtain building permits successfully.
Plan Preparation: A load bearing wall can only be removed after a detailed outline of the removal process and once the replacement wall is drafted and approved - this necessitates professional assistance.
Replacing the Beam: There are a few options when choosing an ideal design structure for the new load-bearing wall. Generally, you can choose between a horizontal structural beam with a few vertical bearing points or a horizontal beam with multiple end bearing points. Working with a professional is the best way to determine what is most fitting for your residential structure.
Sherhill Construction offers some of the most reliable load-bearing wall removal services, and we have a growing list of satisfied customers under our belt. Our expert team of professionals can replace walls with high-quality engineered beams that will withstand the home's remaining lifespan.
We will take care of all the aspects, from determining the necessary support and obtaining building permits to safely removing and replacing the wall.
Book an appointment or contact us today to discuss your next home renovation project!
Load Bearing Wall Removal to Create Style and Space
Home renovations are an excellent way to add space to your home and accommodate a growing family. If your living space currently does not have an open-concept layout, it could feel stuffy and squished, which is why most new homes are designed intentionally with open-concept layouts. But you don't need to make a new purchase; instead, you can choose the more affordable option - home renovation. Any old and dated space can be renovated with a modern design that gives the illusion of more space, making life easier. If this is your plan, be sure to seek the assistance of a professional.
At Sherhill Construction, we can handle the load-bearing wall removal and install its replacement in an area that makes your living space more functional. If you're looking to add style to your home, walls may need to be removed to make the desired style plan possible. In this case, load bearing walls will need to be removed and reinstalled in a different area of the space. When you work with our team, we will take the time to listen to your goal and the desired outcome of the home project. We will draft a plan to remove and reinstall loads bearing walls to make your style goals possible.
Would you like to hear more about prices and turnaround? Give us a call to speak with a member of our team.
Lead More About Removing Your Load Bearing Wall
If you are curious about what it will take to get rid of an unwanted wall, then don’t hesitate to contact us. Our certified assessments will be able to give you a realistic outlook on the process and help you make the right decision. Call (437) 500-3700 to get started.