load-bearing wall


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load-bearing wall

A wall capable of supporting an imposed load in addition to its own weight. See also: half-timbered wall
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load-bearing wall

A wall capable of supporting an imposed load in addition to its own weight.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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First, you've got to line up load-bearing walls directly over supports and provide solid blocking or vertical squash-blocks to transfer the load around the web of the wood-I.
The shell was kept and carefully restored, while the interior was demolished except for the first floor structure and the load-bearing walls. Organisation of the interior spaces responds to the pattern of the original walls.
To replace the load-bearing walls, he installed 4-by-4 posts and 4-by-10 headers.