The previous owners of my house had an addition built on part of the back of the house. They made a doorway into the new room and encased the remaining original back brick wall of the house in drywall. I would like to know if the wall can be removed to make the addition fully open to the adjoining room.
I know that beams and pillars can be used in place of load-bearing walls, but can this wall even be removed? Can a solid brick wall inside a home be taken down--without using a bulldozer or wrecking ball and causing a lot of damage? If so, how, and is it very costly? Also, the ceiling of the addition is higher than the ceiling of the original house.