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Can You Easily Identify Load-Bearing Walls?

Can You Easily Identify Load-Bearing Walls?

These walls are known as load-bearing because they are responsible for holding up much more weight than non-load-bearing walls, which are also called partition walls.

Home remodeling plans can take several different forms. However, if you are planning to rearrange the configuration of the walls, there are many more tricky questions to answer. As a result, you might not know how to spot a load-bearing wall or how to distinguish it from its counterparts that are not supporting your home’s overall structure. Here at Accessible Home Builders, we believe that quality is standard when it comes to both home designs and home remodeling endeavors. So tell us, how can we help you?

The Simplest Definition 

Let’s start by defining what a load-bearing wall is supposed to be in the first place. They are meant to hold up floors and support the roof. These walls are known as load-bearing because they are responsible for holding up much more weight than non-load-bearing walls, which are also called partition walls.

Position Relative to Joists

One of the hallmarks of a load-bearing wall is its position. In this case, determine where it is in relation to a joist. If your wall is parallel to the floor joists or ceiling joists above, then it isn’t load-bearing. Conversely, walls that are perpendicular to the joists are, more than likely, going to be load-bearers.   

Questions about Partial Walls

Now, let’s turn our attention to what constitutes a partial wall. For those homeowners unfamiliar with the term, it simply describes a component of the house where the wall in question doesn’t intersect with an adjacent wall. However, microlam beams could be added to help carry more weight. As such, not all partial walls function as partitions as well.   

Contact Accessible Home Builders Today

Here at Accessible Home Builders, we’re proud to say we’ve been building and remodeling homes since 1994. In that time, we’ve serviced the areas of Rehoboth Beach, Lewes, Selbyville, Seaford, Millsboro, Georgetown, Laurel, and more communities within Delaware. We work to guarantee a high level of professionalism, dedication, and the use of quality materials to ensure our customers have the home they deserve.

To get in touch with us, give us a call at our office at 302-663-0464, send us an email at info@accessiblehomebuilders.com or visit us in person at 28412 DuPont Blvd, #103 Millsboro, DE 19966. Alternatively, give our satellite office a call at 302-628-9571, which is located at 500 W. Stein Hwy. Seaford, DE 19973. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube to stay updated on what we’re up to next!

We are proud to be recognized as “Southern Delaware’s Best Home Remodeling” Company for 2020 by Metropolitan Magazine. Every day, we work hard to provide quality workmanship and service to create that new space or the new look you want in your home. Call us today to discuss your next project.

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