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Old 05-03-2010, 11:23 AM   #1
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Need advice on support beams in older house

I have an older house that has a sagging floor in the kitchen and bath area. It looks like the wood support beam was cut to put in an overhead door in the basement. I was quoted $700 for 2 steel I-beams but I am in the $30K in the hole and need to watch my budget. It was suggested that I add a wood support beam alongside each of the two beams that are there and replace the wood 6x6s with steel support posts. One contractor says jack it up, add a couple of steel beams, the other says "she's not made of money, make it safe and don't worry if it is a little saggy." I will be getting an opinion from an engineer, but I don't really know any of these guys and would like some opinions from people who aren't financially involved. Thanks in advance.
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