I have two questions perhaps someone can help with.
Question #1: I am considering 'finishing' the basment in our house. Ideally, I would like to eliminate 2 lally columns for a pool table. Above is a 22' x 24' family room with no interior walls ( exterior only, trusses form the roof. All load bearing is on the foundation walls and the center beam supported by said lally columns. So, from the foundation wall to the "new" lally column would be a distance of 16' ( approx ). The engineered lumber would support the weight of the family room and everything in it. Is this feasible ?? I would not perform this work myself. I'm really just wondering if it is possible.
Question # 2 is much easier. Assuming #1 can be done, whats is the best way to handle the concrete floor as far as finishing. Vapor barrier necessary ?? And what have folks found to be the best covering ?? Tile vs wood vs carpet,, etc ??
Many thanks in advance.