My house was built 26 years ago. It has an 11x50 concrete patio, set back
into the house, with an 11 foot roof overhang. The roof above the patio is
supported by three 8x8 (load bearing) wooden posts. The roof above the
overhang is concrete tile (like the rest of the house) and thus quite heavy.
The 3 wooden posts rest on 18x18 poured concrete piers and are secured by
saddle brackets, set in the concrete.
The problem: They built the piers/brackets that support the wooden posts
about 1" too low.
When they poured the pad for the concrete patio, they embedded the wooden
posts 1" into the patio concrete slab, with the posts and the brackets
sticking up through the patio floor.
Therefore, the wooden posts, which are set in the bracket on top of the
concrete pier but below the surface of the slab, are starting to develop dry
rot because their bottom 1" is embedded in the concrete pad.
What can I do to raise the wooden posts out of the concrete? That's a tough
one! Any ideas?
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