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A load-bearing wall is built of heavier building materials like bricks and concrete units and takes up a lot of internal space of your house, at the same time obstructing the floor plan.
Steel beam installation to replace load-bearing walls and support columns allows to remodel and rebuild the building, according to the open space concept.
Install steel beams with Structural Beam, call 773-917-8998 for a free consultation, today!
Remodel, rebuild, fortify–by installing steel beams!
Remodeling and rebuilding existing buildings is a way of getting the most out of the property, be it a private home, or a commercial building. A true game-changer was the invention of structural steel beams.
A new, skillful way of using structural steel beams for renovation, rebuilding, and remodeling was invented. It gives a new life to an existing building by doing away with bulky load-bearing walls and pesky brick columns. It considerably expanded the lifespan of the residential and commercial buildings and made the ways to utilize the internal space of the buildings much more versatile.
One-stop solution general contractor for steel beam installation
Structural steel integration and installation is what we do at Structural Beam, your local Chicago IL steel construction company. One-stop structural steel solutions service, combined with our brick and concrete masonry capabilities, and backed up by a lot of experience in the field, allows us to achieve great results for our customers, please see the portfolio of our projects. Call us today at 773-917-8998 and tell us about your steel beam installation project, we’ll take it from there!
The idea behind the steel beam installation
Steel beam installation, and steel beam-based structure installation, helps to solve the following tasks
- Replacing the load-bearing wall with a structural steel structure, to allow for a free living space plan
- Moving a wall to reshape the floor plan
- Integrate a structural steel frame into an existing masonry structure, to repurpose, remodel, or rebuild it, without destroying its external appearance
- Fortify an existing building with structural steel elements
- Remove compromised wooden beams with sturdy and long-lasting steel ones
- Remove sagging steel support beams, and install new ones
A job for professionals
Steel beams installation is a job for qualified professionals to execute successfully.
It requires a structural engineer to
- evaluate the building conditions
- calculate the structural loads and determine beam sizing for the project
- create the blueprints and plans
Since steel beams installation has to do with the structural stability of your home, it’s not the place and time for any DIY experiments.
After the blueprints and plans have been drawn, it’s time for steel estimators to do their job. At Structural Beam, we’ve got experienced steel estimators to evaluate the costs of your steel beam installation project, so you can plan the financing accordingly.
Structural steel fabricators
Steel I-beams can’t be installed “as is”, they have to be fabricated into structural steel members, like steel support beams and steel support columns. Our structural steel fabricators will cooperate with the structural engineer to produce fabrication shop drawings, so the fabrication can be exact, and structures fabricated will not require any on-site adjustments.
Structural Beam provides both structural steel fabrication service, and raw components supplies for the project you decide to do with us. You’ll be getting wholesale steel beam prices, which will help to reduce steel beam cost and overall project cost. Structural steel I-beam cost is one of the major contributing costs of the project, we are happy to offer you a way to save money.
Structural steel erectors and builders
It takes a lot of knowledge, experience, and hard work to do steel beam installation, but our structural steel erectors are up to the task. Installing steel support beam, steel support column, integrating structural steel frame into the existing heritage brick masonry building, and thus giving it a new life–see our completed projects portfolio for the examples of scale and scope of the steel beam installation projects they’ve successfully accomplished.
Be it a small-scale private home load-bearing beam installation, that will allow you to expand your living space, or a major rebuilding/remodeling steel beam installation project, they’ll be paying equal attention to details, and do their best to achieve the best results for the customers.
You can trust Structural Beam with your project, you won’t be disappointed. Call us today at 773-917-8998 to get your project rolling!
How much does it cost to install steel beams?
The cost to install steel beams will depend on the steel beam cost, depending on the beam size and quantity of beam required, other material costs, and installation costs. At Structural Beam, we’ve got a team of experienced structural steel estimators, upload your blueprints in the form on our website, and we’ll get back to you with a price quote per linear foot installed.
How do you install a beam?
Installing a new structural steel beam in the residential construction building requires creating temporary support, removing the old beam/beams, and installing the new ones. Details of a particular job differ from project to project.
How much wall does a steel beam need to sit on?
As a rule of the thumb, a new steel beam requires 6 inches plus bearing ( overlap with a load-bearing wall) on each side of the beam. By doing your project with Structural Beam, you can be sure that all the steel beam installations, performed by us, will be IRC-compliant.