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RepairConcrete.ca can help with basement beam and post installation and replacement services. We work with steel beams, wooden beam replacement, and more. Our team of experts serves South Ontario from Muskoka to Niagara Falls.

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Structural Beams & Posts Explained

What are Steel Beams & Posts in the Basement?

A basement support beam and post are structural components typically found in the basement of a building. They are used to support the weight of the building above and transfer it to the foundation. They are commonly made of steel or engineered wood and are designed to bear the load from the floors and walls above. These beams are often positioned perpendicular to the floor joists above and are supported by vertical posts or columns.

 

Basement support beams and posts are essential for maintaining the structural integrity of the building and preventing sagging or crumbling under the weight of the building. They help distribute the weight evenly and prevent excessive movement or deflection. Proper installation and sizing of these components are crucial to ensure the safety and stability of the structure.

Crawlspace steel beam support installed in the crawlspace
Wooden Basement Post in the finished basement
Steel structural beam installation in the basement in Toronto
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Common Reasons Why Basement Posts Break

Why Replace Structural Steel Beams and Posts?

Structural beam and post replacement services are complex and require professional attention. If you suspect that your basement beams or posts are damaged or otherwise need attention, contact professionals right away!

 

  • Structural damage - over time, structural steel beams and posts can be subjected to wear and tear, corrosion, or other forms of damage. This can weaken their structural integrity and compromise their ability to support the building. In such cases, it is necessary to replace the damaged beams and posts to ensure the safety and stability of the structure.

  • Changes in building codes - building codes and design standards may change over time, requiring the replacement of existing beams and posts to meet the updated requirements. For example, if the building codes have been revised to increase the load-carrying capacity of beams or to incorporate new seismic design standards, the existing beams and posts may need to be replaced to fulfill the new requirements.

  • Basement remodeling - basement remodeling and changes may lead to support beam replacement. For example, some of the basement underpinning projects.

  • Natural disasters & damage - support posts and beams may get damaged due to natural disasters or other causes like basement water leaks.

  • Age & deterioration - over time, structural steel beams and posts can deteriorate due to various factors such as corrosion, exposure to moisture, aging, termites, or carpenter ants.

 

It is important to consult with a qualified structural engineer or construction professional to assess the condition of the beams and posts and determine if replacement is necessary.

 

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Cost of Basement Post Installation Toronto & Ontario

How Much Does Basement Support Beam Installation Cost?

Cost of Structural beam or post installation in Toronto, GTA and Ontario on average $1,500+ per beam or post. This includes $400-$600+ for the Structural Engineer services to determine the size of the beams and other details. In addition, it will cost $300-$700+ for the work of contractors per beam for replacement services in addition, cost of equipment can range from $500 to $2,000+ per day.

 

Specific cost of structural beam or post replacement will depend on how many beams need to be replaced, other foundation damage that needs to be repaired, ease of access to the beams etc. Book a FREE estimate today!



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Structural Post Installation Duration

How Long Does it Take to Install Basement Post?

Basement beam and post replacement normally take our team about half a day per post. However, the entire project may take longer as you will need an Engineer to plan the project and additional work may be required to repair the foundation if it’s damaged.

What Types of Basement Posts Can be Installed?

Types of Basement Structural Beams and Posts

  • ​I-Beams (also known as W-Beams or Wide Flange Beams) - these beams have an "I" shape and are widely used in construction due to their high strength-to-weight ratio. They have a wide flange section that provides excellent load-bearing capacity.

  • H-Beams (also known as H-piles or H-shaped beams) - have a cross-section similar to an I-beam but with wider flanges and thinner webs. They are commonly used in structural applications such as bridges and buildings where heavy loads need to be supported.

  • C-Beams (also known as C-channels or C-sections) - have a C-shaped cross-section, with flanges on one side and a web on the other. They are often used in construction projects where lighter loads and simpler support structures are required.

  • T-Beams (also known as Tee Beams or T-sections) - have a T-shaped cross-section, with a flange at the top and a stem (web) at the bottom. They are commonly used in reinforced concrete construction, where the stem serves as a reinforcement that extends below the concrete slab.

  • Box Beams - box beams are hollow square or rectangular beams with closed ends. They are lightweight and strong, making them suitable for applications where weight reduction is necessary without sacrificing strength.

  • L-Beams (also known as Angle Beams or L-shaped beams) - L-beams have an L-shaped cross-section, with two perpendicular flanges. They are commonly used as structural elements for columns, braces, and reinforcements.

  • Composite Beams - are made by combining different materials, typically steel and concrete, to create a beam with enhanced strength and load-carrying capacity. The combination of materials allows for efficient use of both steel and concrete properties.

 

These are just a few examples of the types of structural steel beams available. The choice of beam type will depend on the specific requirements of the construction project and the load-bearing capacity needed.

 

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