I am in the process of trying to come up with a plan to replace a termite damaged load bearing beam on my house built in 1925 ( just fumigated) joists sit on beam and existing wall would stay in place
structual engineer said I could use same size beam 2 by 4…. or I could go with 4 By 6 Douglas fur ?
After I thought about it, I would like to put solar panels in a few years, so I going with a larger beam would be a better choice
beam is 3 pieces with a total span of 35 feet, should I install two pieces with a total span of 35 feet or
The foundation is a post and pier and I live in the bay area
any input would be appreciated