Apr 06, 2016 · In checking the capacity of this bearude 1) the bearing check of the concentrated load on the CMU and 2) the effective wall panel itself resisting thepression load. For part 1, section 1.9.5 (2008 version) notes that the bearing area is a function of the loaded area and any distribution for a concentric load.Apr 14, 2020 · For Low Bearing Capacity Soils; Themon use is for high rise building. Other uses can be for residences where the bearing capacity of soil is too low or hard strata is available only after 2metres. The load bearing walls are the earliest form of construction known to the civilization. It is more labor intensive and speed of construction Sep 03, 2019 · I live in a 1930s block of flats constructed of red brick, and internal walls are made of thin 2" breeze blocks. Above them are reinforced concrete ceilings, on top of which are the joists. I have taken down one of these walls. It was one side of a cupboard, was about 3' long, and had no joists resting on it (the joists run parallel and the Dec 29, 2010 · The only advantage of the double 2x4 is, in the event it loses lateral support, it can support 5 times as much weight without lateral buckling as the single 2x6 (2674 lbspared to 525 lbs)." All that said, get an engineer to check out the whole situation. Playing with a load bearing wall is not DIY, IMO.