Load bearing walls?
Hi there !
Im currently in the process of building my basement (unfinished when i bought the house) and I would like to get some more sq/ft out of the basement by moving the walls that the builder set up for the utility room. These walls have only drywall on one side and exposed on the other. I see no metal supports within them.
Please refer to the drawing I have attached for a floor plan of the basement. You will see the direction of the floor joints running east/west and the braces (bulkheads?) that are installed with metal supports under them. Please note the south brace goes all the way to the south foundation wall.
Can i remove the walls for the utilitiy room or are they load bearing walls?
Any thoughts/advice/questions would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by Kaine1985; 05-10-2012 at 11:21 PM.