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An addition was made to a two story brick horse barn. An opening was cut out for a first floor extension (roughly 12w x 8 x 8); the second floor wall was supported by adding beams under the brick - and into a variety of notches in the wall.

The beams, I believe, are rotting - and the second floor bricks/mortar wall is showing large gaps. The extension roof joint keeps opening and allowing rain in to the support beams.

How can I replace the beam(s) with steel? How can I lift and hold the upper wall while doing so?
 

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Without seeing the job I would guess that you need to knock out some holes above the beam and put in some needles supported by acro props as shown below, although these are below the beam. Once the wall is supported you can replace the timber one with steel and build in the holes.
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