This is kind of a convoluted situation, and I hope it isn't too confusing.
I just bought a home with my wife, and in the basement there was a hideous bathroom. Functional, but hideous. So I am tearing it out and remodeling as a DIY project.
The vanity, was clearly made by the home owner and was basically a bunch of plywood boards screwed together. It was a little strange looking. After tearing it apart, I found out why.
It looks like at one point, they removed one of the concrete block (interior) walls and replaced it with a couple metal columns and steel I-beams. They did however leave the poured concrete footer, and the vanity was built around that. I have a few questions that I was hoping I could get opinions on.
Why would they go through all the trouble of removing the block wall, but not jack hammer away the footer? Am I wrong in my assessment? I would provide pictures but I am away from home on travel. I could get my wife to take some if need be though.
Is there any reason why I shouldn't jack hammer away this footer? For the bathroom remodel, I could use the foot and a half or so of extra space. I am going to get a structural engineer out here, but I wanted some opinions from here first.