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This is a load bearing wall. Can I replace with columns? If

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This is a load bearing wall. Can I replace with columns? If yes, one or two? What will the ballpark cost be?
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

Hello. I can help.

Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

You can replace it, but you'll need columns and a properly sized beam

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
How many columns?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
Would two suffice?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
What would the cost be?
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 1 month ago.

Two columns will be fine, but you also need a properly sized beam. the posts are no help without it.

The cost is something you will need to talk to a contractor about.