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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.

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.  

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. 

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