Supporting brick veneer wall for additio
I’m planning to put an addition on my house in the not too distant future and would like to know how best to support the existing structure during and after construction. First for some background info. This is a 2 1/2 story brick veneer house built around 1910-1920. It is ballon framed and the floor joists run parallel to the wall I will be openning up. The roof is a hip roof. The addition will be a single story. There is already a door and window opening in the wall that will need to be removed.
I’m asking this question mainly because I’m considering doing the work myself and want to know if it is practical. My main concern is how to support the remaining brick during and after construction. I realize I will probably need to consult with an engineer before actually attempting but I would like some advice from some seasoned pros first.
P.S. The openning will be about 12 feet wide and will extend almost to one corner of the house.