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May 14, 2021

Cost of Removing a Load-Bearing Wall – What’s Included?


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One of the first types of questions we hear from potential clients is cost-related. They want to know about the cost of removing a load-bearing wall. While we would love to answer that question for everyone in our blog, we can’t. That’s because the price varies greatly depending on the job. We have to look at your specific situation and goals to give you a reliable estimate.

We can’t give a general price for everyone. But what we can do is tell you what’s included in the price we charge you.

What’s Included in the Cost of Removing a Load-Bearing Wall?

The following things are included in the cost of removing a load-bearing wall at Load Bearing Pros:

Expert Planning for Wall Removal and Beam Installation

Anyone can walk in with a sledgehammer and knock out a wall. A lot of subcontractors can insert a basic wooden beam into the space where the wall was. But most subcontractors and many contractors are not capable of developing an expert plan for wall removal and beam installation. They just don’t have the experience or the know-how.

Our team installs beams practically every day of the week. We know how to plan properly and identify potential issues early to avoid costly delays. Our team also consults knowledgeable engineers to verify that what we are planning is safe.

Safe Load-Bearing Wall Removal

Before we can install the beam, we have to take out the wall. But you can’t just remove a load-bearing wall – at least not if you want to do it safely. First, you need to install supports, essentially temporary walls, to keep your home up until we install the beam.

We install safe, sturdy, temporary walls to protect your home, your family, and ourselves. Then, we remove the load-bearing wall thoroughly and completely.

Install a Beam

This is the area where we really excel. Unlike most other load-bearing wall removal companies, we can install any type of beam. Wood glue lam, wood micro lam, steel I beam, steel C channel, recessed beam – you name it, we can do it.

Verify Safety of Load

We always verify that the load is being properly transferred to the footers of your home.

Clean Up After Ourselves

Removing a load-bearing wall and replacing it with a beam can leave a mess. We sweep up after ourselves and leave you with a clean area and a beam in place of your wall.

Find Out the Cost of Removing a Load-Bearing Wall in Your Home

The fastest way to find out what it will cost to remove your load-bearing wall is to give us a call at (385) 300-8322. You can also fill out our secure online form to get a free bid.

There’s no need to wonder what it will cost. Get in touch and we will get back to you with an estimate as soon as we can. Contact us today to get started!