04:01AM | 11/08/04
Member Since: 11/07/04
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I am looking to remodel the basement. One support pole is right in the middle of where we would like to put a large room. The pole is 6 feet from the outside wall and 7 feet from the next pole. I have been told that I can use 14 foot lengths of Laminated Veneer Lumber bolted to each side of the main beam. This will allow me to remove the post. I need more info on this along with the thickness of the LVL and how many LVL's on each side? Is this workable and safe? Do not want the top two floors in the basement.


02:23PM | 11/09/04
Member Since: 06/23/04
164 lifetime posts
My advice is to find a qualified architect, engineer, or builder to advise you on the removal or relocation of any structural column. Columns in basements can be carrying a tremendous amount of weight. There is no simple "over-the-web" answer to removal of a structural component. Anyone advising you otherwise is not as wise as they may appear and you are taking a high risk with your life and property. Whoever you engage should actually see the situation to be able to offer credible advise.

Good Luck


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