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Question DetailsAsked on 5/1/2017

what are the cost for a structural engineer for removal of a load bearing wall in my home in miami

it has a 6' opening already but want to remove that wall

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Put the phrase - load bearing - into the Ask box above, and it will pop a number of previous similar questions about removing load bearing walls - each of which will have references to other such questions with answers in the answer and/or below it.

For the Structural Engineer (your Search the List category) only - typically these days $250 minimum charge for site4 evaluation, and including the design of the replacement support for the wall I would figure $500 minimum (might get it cheaper with some one-man outfits, but not too likely with standard billing rates into the $100+/hr range) and possibly up to $750-1000 in more difficult cases like open-floorplan houses that already have long unsupported spans or glass curtain walls or such, or some of the goofy framing that architects are coming up with these days for split and multi-split level houses.

Then you would need either a General Contractor or Remodeling - Generall Contractor (most commonly used because most such jobs include soem electrical, flooring, drywall, painting, and/or plumbingwork too) - or in simplest cases where you will be doing the wall/floor touchups a Carpenter - Framing to actually do the work of putting in the new supports ove the now-open bay.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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