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Old 12-16-2012, 08:56 AM   #1
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Replacing basement support columns

Just toying with the idea of making our basement more open and removing 3 support colums (probably made of brick or block). Certainly the adivice of an engineer is in order, but I am wondering if anyone has an idea of how much a project of this sort will cost.


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Old 12-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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No one's going to be able to even give you a ball park price.
Just make the phone calls and get some quotes and you'll know the exact price.


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Old 12-16-2012, 12:04 PM   #4
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Removing the columns costs virtually nothing. Replacing the existing support beam with a properly sized beam capable of supporting the load, priceless.
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