Load Bearing Wall Removal

A structurally sound way to open up the space.

Homes in Markham and Stouffville, until very recently, were built using a traditional layout. This means the space is partitioned into separate functional rooms: kitchen, family room, living, and dining room. Due to the size of most homes, this creates a maze of small spaces and hallways. But families like to be together; that’s why an open layout is popular, as it creates a large, bright, functional space to work, play and entertain. 

A change to an open layout requires walls to be moved or removed. If that wall happens to be a structural load-bearing wall, it’s a whole new ballgame. The key is to have someone with the experience and expertise to do the job. At Great Spaces, this is a regular part of our services, but regardless of the number of times we do it, we always follow the same stringent process, starting with a site visit with our consulting structural engineer.

When removing a structural wall, we change how the load from above is carried. Instead of the wall carrying the load, we will use a beam and support posts. The result is dramatic and less expensive as you may think.

I was very happy with their service. They were always on time and kept me up to date on what the next step would be. I will use them again for sure!

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