02:07PM | 09/16/04
Member Since: 09/15/04
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I have a playroom in my basement that at one point was a two car under garage. There are two lolly columns in the middle of this room supporting a beam. I would like to remove these columns. I have heard that it is possible to sister the beam with steel plates to keep the structural strength.

Does anyone have any experience with removing lolly columns?



04:00PM | 09/17/04
Member Since: 01/28/03
693 lifetime posts
You cannot do a thing without engaging the services of an engineer and getting approval from your code office.

It may be possible to remove the support columns but only after a full load evaluation by a professional and professional oversight of the recommended changes.

So hire the engineer or structurally trained architect and follow their advice.


07:02PM | 09/23/04
Member Since: 11/06/02
1280 lifetime posts
Those lally columns are there for a reson. Removing them could be one of the most exopensie mistakes of your life, and could even be a life threatening mistake - tho that is on the far extreme

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