Midwest Engineering knows beams, so when you have a renovation project at your home, it can be difficult knowing exactly what to do when you need to remove walls and/or columns in a existing home. You may have questions, like:
Can I remove this wall? Can I remove this column? Can I put in a beam? Can I hide this beam? Is wood or steel a better solution?
Midwest Engineering can help you with your project. Typically a site visit is necessary to analyze the existing conditions and determine how to adequately transfer the loads. Midwest Engineering will determine:
Load Bearing Walls Floor and Roof Loads Tributary Area of Beams and/or Columns Beam/Column Type and Dimensions Load Pathway to Foundations Foundation Capacities Home Owners Desired Type of Beams/Columns