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I'm looking to convert my basement into a 1 bedroom legal basement apartment. The basement is about 800 square feet in size. There is a side entrance leading to the basement. I have attached a floor plan to give you an idea of what I would like to do.
With city permit
As for my understanding
Removal of load bearing wall
1) New footing and 2 steel post in basement or Lvl post
Includes removal of old cement and dirt
And repair cement floor
2) Floor Joist sister up 12-2x10 in basement 16"
13 main floor 2x10 x16 " using framing nail includes structural simpson ties with 10D joist hanger nail
3) New steel drop beam or LVL max 15 " opening with post either side
4) Add 2- 2x10 to exiting (flush) intel
5) Old opening of door entrance 2"
New 3- 2x8 Lintel in basement enlarge opening 3"
using 2- 2x6"SPF post either side
Please send me the estimate
I would like an exterior entrance to my basement. Basement, not a walkout. The ground level would be 15X15.
- Require a drain or pump.
- Cement, stone or combination of both for the retaining wall.
- A large down for the basement entrance.
- Dawning to submit to the city with a permit. Receive a verbal from the city that this was possible
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