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Hello again. I have removed a downstairs wall in my 3 bed semi

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Hello again. I have removed a downstairs wall in my 3 bed semi between my living room and dining room to make a through lounge. After the brick wall was removed, it left a concrete base which protrudes above the floorboards by about 15mm. Is it safe for me to remove this protrusion? If so, what would be the best way to do it. Thank you.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Structural Engineering
Expert:  StructuralEng replied 2 years ago.

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Customer:

Yes, that will be fine. Thanks

StructuralEng :

What is below the concrete?

StructuralEng :

Is this a footing or a wall on a footing?

Customer:

I am not sure until I pull up the flooring

StructuralEng :

If it is just a concrete wall acting as the base for the brick wall, then it can be removed

StructuralEng :

You can score it with a concrete saw and chip it away for the 15 mmm

Customer:

Ok, thanks .... and if there are bricks underneath the concrete can I do the same thing?

StructuralEng :

If there are bricks below the concrete, then I would be very surprised.

Customer:

Ok many thanks

StructuralEng :

Going from concrete to brick and back again twice is not common

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