Identifying Load Bearing Wall

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- Look at the Floor Joists. If you can see the floor joists, either from the ba.t lo.ng up to the first floor, or from the attic lo.ng down to the floor below, note their direction. A load-bearing wall will often be perpendicular to floor joists..

A wall directly above those beams and any walls directly above those walls are probably load-bearing. Look at the Floor Joists If you can see the floor joists, either from the ba.t lo.ng up to the first floor, or from the attic lo.ng down to the floor below, note their direction.. Shannon from//-improvements.com shows you how to identify if a wall in your house is load bearing. This is useful in the case where you want to remove .Walls above these structures are most likely load bearing. Also, walls that run perpendicular to the direction of the floor joists will be load bearing. If you feel you need a professional opinion, hire a contractor or building inspector to tell you which walls are load bearing..

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