Load Bearing Wall?
I have a 2 Story House and I am finishing the basement. At the bottom of the stairs, there are walls on both sides that I would like to cut back one foot. One one side, there is nothing resting on top of the double 2 x 6 in the last one foot. The item that is one foot back is a floor joist that does span all the way to the main beam in the middle of the basement. On the other side, it is a similar case with nothing resting on top of the last foot, but there is a metal strap that extends up to a block that was installed between two floor joist. My question is, can I remove the last foot and double the 2x6 under the last truss?