In the last reply, the spacing got messed up in the post.
dyersj1Member since 06/20/99
I assume it's an I-Beam. You can build a 2 x 4 box-in that covers it. Your drywall/plaster will attach to the box-in. The box-in will attach to the ceiling joists...
A general contractor can do it. There are several jobs involved:1. remove earth for stairway2. cut through wall for new doorway3. provide for drainage4. Build/pou...