Load-bearing wall

Load-bearing wall

A load-bearing wall is an important structural element in the building, which carries vertical loads (e.g. own weight of the structure, snow on the roof) and horizontal loads (e.g. wind force, ground pressure) to the foundations and further to the ground. Load-bearing walls are essential components of the building stabilizing system and ensure its proper rigidity and strength. They can be made of various materials, such as concrete, brick, stone or wood. They are often part of the structure that is designed to support floors, roofs and all other construction elements. The choice of material and technology for the construction of load-bearing walls depends on many factors, such as the type and purpose of the building, ground conditions or thermal insulation requirements. Load-bearing walls must comply with certain building standards and guidelines to ensure the safety and durability of the entire structure.


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