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        when you have a 2 story house and obviously the joists can only span so far until you need vertical support. How is that usually constructed for a second floor? I supposed a flush beam and column on the second floor?
         
        Posts: 48 | Location: United States | Registered: Apr 18, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        interior walls that transfer the load to corresponding interior walls on the first floor, the loads of which-all are picked up by a beam and columns over footings in the basement is what I see.

        distributed and point loads eventually have to transfer to the footings.


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        swschrad hits it out of the park. nothing left to be said


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