Residential Beams

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



    Here at Midwest Engineering, we are here to help. We can provide you multiple options for your project, giving you flexibility to use steel beams/columns, manufactured wood beams/columns, or even exposed wood beams/columns with joinery connections. If you have any questions, we would be more than happy to help make your project a success.