Structural Modifications and Repairs

Open Concept Kitchen

Our client wanted to enlarge their small kitchen by incorporating space from the old kitchen, dining room and part of the formal living room. The wall separating the kitchen and dining room was load bearing and contained duct work for the second floor. First we zoned the HVAC with a second system in the attic to serve the upper floor. Then we installed a new flitch beam, consisting of three engineered LVLs with steel plates in between, to replace the wall. To properly support the new structure, we cut the concrete slab in the basement to increase the size of the footer supporting that section of the house. Once the structural phase was complete, we were able to start installing the new kitchen.


3949 Pender Drive
Suite 301
Fairfax, Virginia 22030

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