I want to take out a wall in my basement. I know it's not a supporting
wall, but at the same time, I'm very wary about just taking it out... Are
there any precautions I should take to avoid future problems such as
squeeking floors, sagging floors, etc? At the same token, I want to add a
wall to the basement, but this one will run parallel with the 2x10's on the
cieling. I'm a bit worried about warping the other way on that one... I
have no clue where to get information on how to do this, so if anyone has
any sage advise, i'd love to hear it!
For peace of mind, since you are not sure if you will have problems,
talk to a GC or an engineer.
The small price you may pay for advice can go a long way in preventing
problems down the road.
You may also get some advice in usage of space that that never occurred to
you. The oft repeated
saying " I can't see you situation from where Iam sitting" applies here.
Posting a link to a picture may help but the best advise you will get will
be up-close and personal.
blocking in between 2x10 joists will be necessary to nail the top plate.
remove drywall 1st. to be sure there are no pipes or wires in the wall.
using a sawzall, cut through the middle of the studs (on a diagonal so it
does not bind the blade)
then remove upper half of studs, then lower half, then top and bottom
be careful not to step on the nails that will be sticking up from the bottom
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