||10-01-2006 05:16 PM
I am in the process of closing on a house and during the home inspection the inspector noticed a slope in the kitchen floor. After further inspection it turns out that the kitchen is about 4 feet over the load-bearing wall in the basement. The inspector suggested installing a beam to help support the kitchen better. This seems like it would be pretty easy to install because the garage is right under the kitchen and it would be easy to access. I was wondering if this is something I could do myself or would it be better to hire a professional? What type of price range should I expect to pay for something like this? And once the beam is installed will this correct the slop in the kitchen floor or will it need to be corrected on the topside?