When doing major renovation work on a home, sometimes it is necessary to remove a load-bearing wall. This is no simple task since these walls support the structure, and without them, the house could cave in on itself. So, what is done to prevent disaster when this type of work has to be done? One way is to install adjustable steel columns.
These columns are perfect for a job where a load-bearing wall needs to be removed. They need to be installed as straight as possible, with no more than an inch of slope over the entire length of the column, and both ends of the column need to be mechanically fastened.
If you end up having one of these columns installed in your home for a longer period of time, it is necessary to check on it every so often to ensure that it still is structurally sound. If there is any rust on the column, it will need to be replaced.