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Does this beam support the attic in addition to the floor? Is there any ceramic tile?
Is the beam spliced anywhere? If so, where?
Hello Jerry. Thank you for the additional information.
The beam can't span 20' on its own. I can design a reinforcement scheme for the beam that will allow you to span the 20' as an additional service. This would include the size and type of reinforcement and the weld requirements. I will also size the new footing needed for the additional load at the first post. If you accept the offer, I will provide all information by the end of the weekend.
Yes, that will include all information about reinforcing the existing beam, the new post size and the new footing size. I will include sketches, as needed. The only thing I can't do is comment on the existing footing where the load will increase on the existing basement wall.
Hello. Do you still want help with this?
Glad to hear it.