I bet there are a handfull of folks on this board with direct experience on this topic: What I'm hoping to get is a ballpark cost to have a pro review, design and install a new beam where there is currently a load bearing wall. I'm in the midst of a basement renovation and while opening up the last wall I want to remove I realized that the main beam of my house does not continue all the way accross like I thought it did. Instead, there is a jog and the beam ends. This pesky wall I want/need to remove turns out to be load bearing which I could not see until the drywall came off. I don't think this will be a monumental task by any means. It's a 14' wall supporting engineered floor joists going rougly 14' to each side of the wall. I doubt a set of 3 2x10's or 12's will do the trick here but one engineered truss or I beam shouldn't break the bank. The biggest question mark for me right now is the footing issue. I have no clue what someone would charge to cut concrete, dig, and pour new footings. Any thoughts from the board on this topic? My plan would be to build the temporary walls myself and let the pro's come in and remove the existing wall, pour footings and install the new beam. I'm just curious if I can ballpark this cost before going out and getting firm quotes later this month. Thanks for any thoughts you guys might have.