Bearing Wall Removal in California
Yes, I can assess the load bearing wall removal in California, 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 ARE JUST SOME A RECENT EXAMPLES OF OUR ENGINEERING OF AN OPEN CONCEPT LOAD BEARING WALL REMOVAL AT THE KITCHEN:
Project in Laguna Niguel:
Another project in Cypress:
Another project in Newport Beach:
Another one in Mission Viejo: