Load Bearing Wall Removal

Yes, I can assess the load bearing wall and design the appropriate structural modifications to replace the load bearing wall.

Keep in mind that the load bearing wall may also be a shear wall (seismic resisting wall). In this case, the removal of a shear wall would require other modifications of the structure to provide the required lateral resistance to earthquakes.

Fees:

$400 for the on site assessment and consultation. This fee is paid on site after the consultation.

If the wall is determined to be a load bearing wall or shear wall, the engineering fees are $2,500* for engineering drawings and calculations for permit submittal and construction. For additional load bearing walls or shear walls after the 1st wall, the engineering fees are $1,000* for each wall after the 1st wall.

* These fees are only for single family residences 1-story tall. Additional fees are required for other types of structures.

HERE IS A RECENT EXAMPLE OF OUR ENGINEERING OF AN OPEN CONCEPT LOAD BEARING WALL REMOVAL AT THE KITCHEN BUT SMALL 3FT SHEAR WALL REQUIRED.

Project in Laguna Niguel:

LOAD BEARING WALL REMOVAL

Another project in Cypress:

Another project in Newport Beach:

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