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Old 04-04-2016, 12:29 PM   #1
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Water logged porch columns.


Hello guys, I have a question.

My home is still under warranty. Do I need to have them come out and re-do these porch columns? I took off some siding at the bottom to find water logged beams.

I'm certain the posts are secured to galvanized post bases, but they are under the slab, attached to the footings. They obviously just poured the slab higher up and let the concrete flow right up against the beam.

I'm concerned water will continue to attack these beams.

Anyway to seal this area against water?




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Old 04-04-2016, 12:34 PM   #2
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Because I can see those gouges in the Posts, they are what I call direct burial Pressure Treated.Being wet should not be a problem for the next 40 years or so.
On the other hand, you might live there for 50 years, so call them up and request a Warranty Claim. See what they say.

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Because I can see those gouges in the Posts, they are what I call direct burial Pressure Treated.Being wet should not be a problem for the next 40 years or so.
On the other hand, you might live there for 50 years, so call them up and request a Warranty Claim. See what they say.
jlhaslip, Thanks. What I'm hearing from you is that it will be fine, but it was done incorrectly?
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jlhaslip, Thanks. What I'm hearing from you is that it will be fine, but it was done incorrectly?
Not the way I would've done it.

I am guessing they had the posts set in place in order to attach the roof and the posts got poured into the slab.

Pouring the slab and then mounting a bracket (either in the wet concrete or drilled in after it sets) would be the more correct method in my mind.

I would have braced the roof against the building, poured the slab, then set the posts per above.
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Understood. Once these things get nice and dry I think I'll get some powerful oil based paint and put a few thick coats on the concrete and first 4 or 5 inches of the treated post all to be hidden by some siding around the bottom. I'll leave 1/4 inch between the siding and slab to allow air to get in there. And call it a day. Thank you!
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If those are real wood post wraps they never should have been in direct contact with the slab.
There just going to wick up water laying on the slab and rot out.
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If you look closely at the picture, the posts are PT.
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If those are real wood post wraps they never should have been in direct contact with the slab.
There just going to wick up water laying on the slab and rot out.
Yep! OSB siding material. And that's exactly what happened, hence why I pulled the bottom of the wraps off, and found the post not set-up in an anchor but buried in the slab.

When I rebuild the bottom of the wraps, I'm going to use some type of composite decking material, and float them 1/4 to 1/2 inch above the slab.

Good idea???
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jlhaslip, Thanks. What I'm hearing from you is that it will be fine, but it was done incorrectly?
Ayuh,.... That's also what I'm seein',....

In 50 years or so, you can fill the holes left by the rotten posts, 'n do it Right at that time,....
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Ayuh,.... That's also what I'm seein',....

In 50 years or so, you can fill the holes left by the rotten posts, 'n do it Right at that time,....
Haha! Ok, sounds good. I'm 45, so I'll be letting someone else worry about it Thanks Bondo!

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