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Old 08-18-2011, 11:37 AM   #1
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Structural or aesthetic: 4x4 posts


I wondering if someone could help me determine if these posts are a problem or not. We had a wood patio cover built about 10 years ago. The posts that hold it up are splitting. Is this something to be concerned about? The splits are about 1/8 to 3/16 of an inch wide but not very deep.

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Old 08-18-2011, 11:51 AM   #2
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Pretty normal nowadays. I wouldn't worry about it too much.

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