Wall specifically designed to transfer loads from above to the framing or foundation below.
A wall supporting its own weight and some other structural elements of the building such as the roof and floor structures.
A wall that transfers any load, vertical or lateral, in addition to its own weight into the structure below.
Wall that supports the weight of other parts of a home, in addition to its own weight and is also called a bearing wall.
A wall that is supporting other parts of a home such as the roof or a second story.
A wall that supports its weight located above it.
A wall that supports structural weight above it. Identified by having overlapped or butted ceiling joists running perpendicularly above it.
Includes all exterior walls and any interior wall that is aligned above a support beam or girder. Normally, any wall that has a double horizontal top plate.
Same as bearing wall. Used to support roof or floor load.
A wall that is used to support the house structure and transfer weight to the foundation.
A wall that supports not only its own weight, but the weight of other parts of a home. Also called a bearing wall.
A strong wall that supports weight above from another floor or the roof.
A WALL DESIGNED TO SUPPORT PART OF THE WEIGHT OF A STRUCTURE. LOAD BEARING WALLS ARE USUALLY AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE JOISTS ABOVE THEM BUT THIS IS NOT ALWAYS SO. WHEN IN DOUBT, ERR TO THE SIDE OF CAUTION.
A strong wall capable of supporting weight.
Structural element of the home which is carrying a substantial weight. Without it, the home would collapse.
wall that carries vertical load from above.
Any exterior wall, and any interior wall that supports its weight and the weight of other parts of the building above it.