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Last edited 13 Jan 2022
These vertical supports can come in several forms, including:
- Buttressing walls. This type of wall is designed and constructed to provide support from its base to the top of the wall. This affords support to the wall that is perpendicular to it. For more information, see Buttress.
- Piers. These are upright supports for a structure or superstructure, but they can also be the sections of load-bearing structural walls between openings and different types of columns. For more information, see Piers.
- Chimneys. These structures consist of a wall or walls that enclose one or more flues. For more information, see Chimney definition
For some types of supported walls, providing vertical support to the wall from existing floor joists may not always be sufficient. In these instances, it may be necessary to incorporate adequately supported beams, in particular if the supported wall is being used to assist with load bearing.
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