Interior Remodeling - Wall Removal
This San Clemente home is looking for a more "open floor plan". Walls are being removed, temporary support walls need to be added during this process to allow for the new engineered support beam to be installed. Plans also include a larger concrete footing at the interior of the slab floor. The Hole in the drywall was to verify if the existing beam was a solid continuous length and what the floor framing consisted of. (i.e I needed to see if the walls could be removed easily or if we needed an engineer to evaluate for a beam. The answer was that we needed and engineer.) Of course, a small amount of electrical will need to be adjusted as well.
The walls got removed, as wells as the old support beam and some of the ceiling located in the small hallway. The electrical needs to be routed to the new locations as well as the framing and foundation work that needs to be done to allow the new beam to go in place. Then the temporary wall can also be removed.
Electrical all cleaned -up and placed where it should all be. More demolition being done, to pour a structural concrete pier/footing for the new support post and new support beam that will be installed. Rebar installed in the new pier/footing reinforced with foundation epoxy, per engineering.
Footing got poured, new foundation anchors bolts installed and blocking installed between the ceiling joists above bearing points (above the new beam that will be going in very soon!)
New beam was installed, additional steel brackets and hardware per engineering and the drywall/sheet rock patching has begun....
You'll notice that the tile floors were removed and the concrete slab was ground down, stained and polished (by another company). The heating/cooling thermostat was relocated, the the walls are all now drywall patched and textured (ready for new paint and all of the baseboards and casings were replaced/installed where removed. Starting to look like a cozy home again!