Load-Bearing Wall: Definition, Identification & Construction


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What is the load of a structure?

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1. In which direction does weight disperse in a structure?

2. Which of these walls is always load bearing to at least some degree?

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Make it through the quiz and worksheet, seeing what you know about load-bearing walls and their purpose. For the quiz, you need to know about the load of structures and the direction that weight disperses in a structure.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

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  • Direction load-bearing walls often run in relation to the floor joists
  • A wall that is always load bearing
  • Most likely structure above a load-bearing wall on the ground floor
  • The load of a structure

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about facts regarding load-bearing walls
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on load-bearing walls
  • Interpreting information - read about the phrase 'load of a structure' and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review more about these types of walls by using the lesson called Load Bearing Wall: Definition, Identification & Construction. Goals you can complete include:

  • Determine how to identify walls that are load bearing
  • Understand why load-bearing walls exist
  • See how load-bearing walls are created