3294576_origNew Millennium Engineering was contracted to design the structural repair for this project, in turn Hughes Construction Company was awarded the work. The shell of this home is made up of bearing brick walls, which started to buckle due to roof loads bearing down on the wall in a different direction than the floor joist system below. The design called for structural plates to be bolted to the floor joist extending to the outside of the bearing masonry, the ceiling was capped in ¾” plywood in order to span doorways, and diagonal bracing was put in place to help transfer the load to the other side of the house. McCabe Lumber supplied the material for this project and it took approximately one week to complete.