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Interior Wall Removal Northern Virginia

Many homes built in Northern Virginia before the 1990s seemed to be designed with small rooms. Many homes built in Northern Virginia in the 70s and 80s did not have an open layout that many homes built today have. We at Fairfax  Contractor can not only engineer such a project but bring our professional contracting personnel to complete such a project. Sometimes we will have to remove and install hardwood flooring, carpeting, trim, paint, and other construction techniques to remove a load bearing or partition wall successfully. For more information on her services, call us at 703-725-7945 to connect with a designer Many homeowners would like to remove walls in their homes to enhance and modernize the living space. We can pull the permits and remove both party or load-bearing walls. As contractors, we can turnkey the complete job from wall removal, flooring, framing, drywall, and painting. Some walls in your home may be load bearing and need to have an engineer design a plan to reinforce the removed wall. Fairfax contractor, as a building company, cannot only supply the engineer and plans but execute and pass all inspections to complete your wall removal. Homes built in the 70s and 80s in Northern Virginia tended to be cut up into smaller rooms. If you looked at it. Modern-day homes being built are built on it open floor plan. Many people would like to remodel their older homes and change the layout so that they emulate the styles of today. At Fairfax Contractor, designers can take existing walls and design a floor plan for your home that gives it a much more open feeling. The problem in removing existing walls in your home includes relocation of  HVAC ductwork that may be running through those walls, plumbing, and relocating electrical wires. We have the personnel that can legally reroute wiring, plumbing, and ductwork so that those interior walls can be removed.

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Considerations When Removing A Interior Wall

So you want to create an open floor plan in your 30-year-old home, what problems could you be facing? One of the biggest problems in removing an interior wall is what is going to replace flooring where the walls removed. If the room is carpeted or has hardwood flooring you may have to replace the entire carpeting to enlarge that room. If the floors in your home are constructed of hardwood. It is possible that we can install hardwood flooring that would be tied into your existing hardwood flooring to match perfectly. To accomplish patching in the hardwood floor, where a wall has been replaced, we need to determine what type of wood, and the size of hardwood was used originally in the construction of your home. Once that determination of the type of flooring used has been made. We can toenail in solid hardwood flooring to match your existing floors, the problem becomes, stating all the floors to match so that no one can see that is a patch job. This may require stripping, sanding and refinishing all the hardwood floors in that particular room. Another consideration if you removing an interior wall, is to replace the entire flooring system in the area where the wall is to be removed. The choices for new flooring include ceramic tile, new carpeting, laminate or engineered flooring, or brand-new hardwood flooring. This particular consideration can greatly increase the cost of removing an interior wall. One other problem that can come up, is repainting the areas where the interior wall has been removed. Certainly, there will be drywall work done to repair the areas that were disturbed during the construction process. Once the new drywall has been installed, where the wall was removed, it needs to be repainted. Do you have the brand and color of the wall paint that was used to originally paint that room? In many cases, if you’re organized, you will have the paint color and manufacturer of the paint was used for the ceilings and walls in that particular room. If not trying to match the paint, is going to be almost an impossible job. To make the interior wall replacement project come out in a professional way. All of the rooms that are associated with wall removal may need to be repainted.

Removing A Load Bearing Wall

Removing a load-bearing wall in your Northern Virginia home should only be handled by a licensed contractor. It takes expert knowledge to determine if the wall that you want to remove in your home is load-bearing, or just simply a partition wall. The easiest way to determine if your wall that you want to remove is load-bearing is to go to the basement or crawlspace and find the I-beam that supports the center part of your home’s construction. Some times to remove a load-bearing wall requires a  Fletch beam. If the wall your thinking about removing is located directly above the I-beam in your basement and extends the length of your first and perhaps the second floor it is a probably a load-bearing wall. Don’t be fooled, to remove a load-bearing wall is something that should not be taken lightly, because it supports the structure of your home. To properly remove a load-bearing wall to open up your home you should be aware of some of the factors involved in this type of construction project. If the wall you desire to be removed, be it a load-bearing wall, or partition wall you need to know exactly how you will carry the load that that wall supports once it is removed., and design a system that will properly support the load above the wall you want to remove. Fairfax Contractor has extensive experience to determine first off if the wall you want to be removed is load-bearing wall or simply a partition wall. There are many methods to carry the load of a bearing wall that is going to be removed. Most often, a structural engineer will be needed to determine the live loads of the floor above the removed wall, the length of the wall that is going to be removed, before a plan can be rendered. There are many products that can be utilized to support the loads of removing a loadbearing wall. Depending on the length of the wall in the removed, the live load above the wall that is to be removed, and the structure of the roof of your home needs to be taken into consideration. Sometimes we will utilize structural steel, LVL beams, or just simple pine lumber to disperse the loads to a point that is dispersed to the I-beam below. Any time you want to remove a the loadbearing wall in Northern Virginia, Fairfax contractor, will pull the necessary permits based upon a licensed engineer that can determine how you can safely remove a load-bearing wall.

Factors That Will Determine The Cost Of Removing an Interior Wall

When removing any type of wall in your Northern Virginia home you must be aware there may be plumbing, ductwork, electrical wiring that all leads to the upper floors. To determine the cost of removing any type of wall in your home, Fairfax Contractor will carefully check your wall will of all ductwork, plumbing, and electrical wiring before a proposal to do such work. To determine the ultimate cost of how to remove a load-bearing wall is dependent on many factors. We can utilize metal finders, and scope technology to find exactly what’s behind your wall, you want to remove. Opening up a wall to make a great room, or in large your kitchen, requires us to fully understand what’s behind the wall that needs to be removed. This process is certainly not cheap, to get the necessary permits to perform such a project might include, a building permit, an electrical permit, HVVC permit, and perhaps a plumbing permit. t. Another consideration is if you remove the wall in your home will replace, the carpeting, are hard floors, that exist. The floor below the removed that exist will have to be repaired. Oftentimes her room floor is not available in the color, or wood species, and style that you presently have in your home.. This is an added cost, and if you want to correctly remove an interior, this is this so costs. How Much Will It Cost To Remove A Wall In Your Northern Virginia Home? How much the cost to remove a load-bearing wall in Northern Virginia home. That’s a difficult question to answer, it all depends on how much ductwork, electrical work, plumbing, engineering, permits and the necessary structural supports that are needed. As an example, a 15-foot loadbearing wall may cost as much as $15,000 to remove. If there is no engineering or the wall is a partition wall the figure will be much lower. The reason for removing a wall can be so expensive is the numerous factors that may exist in your home. These factors include but are not limited to engineering inspection reports, stamped plans to remove the wall, permitting costs for electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and the actual building permit. Also, one must factor the cost of re-wiring the outlets, switches, ductwork changes, and move any plumbing The wall to be removed must be shored up before any removal can start. Then on the most factor the removal of the wall, dump fees,  framing the support system drywall, drywall work, flooring, trim, and paint. If there is no plumbing, or electrical changes or HVAC work that is necessary it may cost less. And it all depends on the span of the wall that you are trying to remove.

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