my mother has 4, 6x6 by 7' tall posts that hold up a porch that faces her pool. the pool deck on one side has settled in the past few years an inch or so, so now the deck is lower by a good bit on one side.
when the original posts were installed they were allowed to touch the concrete, so naturally they rotted... badly.
now ive read everything i could find regarding replacing these things. i have a handyman coming out to help me out, the rental place has like 15 jacks available... a shiny new hammer drill, and some new pressure treated lumber lined up at the lumber yard.
the only thing i cant straighten out is what to do with the post that lands on the now slanted pool deck? i appologise in advance for not posting a picture; ill take one when i get home. but the deck is at like a 3-5% grade now id guess.
im looking at these Simpson post bases, and it seems like they make no provision for slanting them slightly in any of the documents. im really curious to see how any of you have handled this problem, as it seems like it shouldn't be terribly uncommon. i was thinking of cutting the base of the post at an angle? something tells me that's not appropriate however.
im looking at this base, as it says it is adjustable.
and these caps
like i said, ill post some pictures when i get out of the office.
and thanks in advance for any advice you can offer, i really appreciate it.