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bearing wall

any of the walls supporting a floor or the roof of a building.
Origin of bearing wall
1870-75 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Instead, wedged between the interior plaster wall and exterior clapboard is a non-load-bearing wall of bricks.
  • Generally a bearing wall runs at right angles to the joists above.
  • Pilasters and bond beams, although performing some of the functions of frame members, are priced with the exterior bearing wall.
  • If cover is not available, drop by interior weight bearing wall.
  • Providing minimum structural integrity for framed and bearing wall structures.
  • The structure is essentially a bearing wall system with intermediate steel columns.
  • Often a grade beam or intermediate footing is installed beneath a slab to provide support for a load bearing wall.
  • Provide material and construct load bearing wall and one way joist concrete slab for mezzanine.

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