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ladyt303

06:46PM | 02/28/07
Member Since: 02/27/07
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remodeling small bathroom and thought a recessed medicine cabinet would look nicer, but now slightly worried about weight bearing walls. Could a small wall be weight bearing? Bathroom located in center of 1960 house on raised foundation portion.

k2

06:20AM | 03/02/07
Member Since: 06/06/03
1250 lifetime posts
Hi LadyT,

Yes, it could be weight bearing! May be a column. The raised foundation portion might be a footing. In the attic, see if joists overlap the area, or if roof trusses bear down on the area. Even if not, this does not guarantee that it ISN'T bearing. Hire a pro!

This is probably not the type of question you want to rely on the internet. Please proceed with caution. Hire a pro! A few hundred bucks for a structural engineer is well worth the cost here!....good luck!

Regards,

-k2 in CO

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