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.
$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:
Another project in Cypress:
Another project in Newport Beach: