The project involved removing the base of a brick chimney to make way for a basement media room and wine cellar. The engineer's plan called for supporting the remain section of the chimney above the first floor using structural steel.
Brad Hilse The project involved removing the base of a brick chimney to make way for a basement media room and wine cellar. The engineer's plan called for supporting the remain section of the chimney above the first floor using structural steel.

 

The only thing standing in the way of the homeowners’ plans to turn their partially finished daylight basement into an open media room with a custom wine cellar was 32,000 pounds of brick — namely, the masonry mass containing the two flues for the woodburning fireplaces on the upper floors. Our company, a framing and structural contractor, was...

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