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Demolishing blocks from load-bearing wall


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Old 11-14-13, 11:39 AM
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Demolishing blocks from load-bearing wall

Hi everyone,

I recently had a load-bearing wall taken down and a beam put up. To save expenses I told the contractor that I would get rid of the concrete blocks left from the wall. My problem is, he constructed the beam on 1 block and I need to demolish the blocks leading up to the beam so it sits flush. What would be the safest way to do this without cracking the blocks underneath the beam? I have included a rough sketch. Thanks.
 
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Old 11-14-13, 12:30 PM
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I'm not sure I understand the drawing. Can you post a picture of the area?

Are the blocks supporting the beam?
 
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1/2 of one block is supporting the beam. The rest are not and need to be demolished. They are cemented in.
 
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I'm with Pilot Dane.erhaps a photograph of the actual situation.
 
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Post vs Beam

What you call a beam in your diagram appears to be a post. The post should not have been set on top of the block. The block should have been removed first.
 
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At the very least I hope the blocs are filled solid with concrete underneath the beam or column/post.
 
 

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