Without getting into the specifics of what may be involved, (I know enough, to know that I don't know enough to just tackle this without professional advice
I'd like to replace part of a basement cinder block wall with posts. The wall runs the length of the basement, dividing it in two, except for an approximately 10ft section where the stairs come down. It's a ranch house with a basement, built circa 1950.
My goal is to have a basement with the large middle portion open. I'd like to remove a roughly 15 foot section of the cinder blocks and use posts instead. There is a 2x6 laying flat on top of the cinderblocks, supporting the main floor. There is a second 2x6 laying flat on the first one for support over the stair gap in the block wall.
I suppose, as much as anything, I'd just like to know if this type of this is done. It seems entirely reasonable to me that it would work, though I hadn't thought of the slab thickness issues that I've read about in the forum here.
In any case, thanks for reading, and I'd be most appreciative for any advice, questions to ask here locally, dire warnings, etc. lol