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Question DetailsAsked on 5/7/2011

What type of contractor installs support beams?

We have a cracked support post in the attic about to punch a hole through the roof, plus we need some collar ties and additional center support there. We also need a support beam installed in the basement to hold up a section of the kitchen floor that is sagging. A structural engineer? A general contractor? How much do you think this work will cost? My guess is $1000 but if you have more info I would appreciate it! Thanks!

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You will probably have to hire a structural engineer to evaluate the attic support post, sagging floor, and additional center support because he will determine the types and sizes of members needed to support the respective loads. Also, if you live in an incorporated city or county, you may need a permit for the work, and they may require a structural engineer to draw up the plans, as well as require an inspection of the work afterward. A general contractor should be able to do the work.

Answered 7 years ago by civile@53




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